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