Tag Archives: Honey Bees

Oregon’s “Solar Apiary” Produces Energy and Pollinator Habitats

Oregon’s “Solar Apiary” Produces Energy and Pollinator Habitats

Large scale solar farms offer an environmentally-friendly alternative to old fuel-burning power plants, but they don’t always make the most efficient use of the land on which they’re built. In many cases, these solar farms are constructed on acres of monoculture grass that replace agricultural lands and habitats for local wildlife. Recently, however, some solar… Continue Reading

Italian Biochemist Creates Nutrient Supplement for Bees

Italian Biochemist Creates Nutrient Supplement for Bees

Researchers have yet to identify a cure for colony collapse disorder (CCD), but in recent years a number of scientists and beekeepers have found ways to effectively mitigate CCD’s harmful effects on honey bee colonies. In Italy, Dr. Francesca del Vecchio embarked on her own quest to do something about CCD after the mysterious phenomenon… Continue Reading

More than 1,000 Hives Were Stolen in California This Year

More than 1,000 Hives Were Stolen in California This Year

Every year, beekeepers from all over the country send hives to California to pollinate the Golden State’s many almond orchards. It takes millions of beehives to support the pollination needs of California’s almond growers, and each one of these hives costs $200 a piece. Now, the bee brokers who arrange contracts between beekeepers and farmers… Continue Reading