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It’s National Pollinator Week, from the White House

Hi again, everyone — Thanks for the great input you’ve been sharing. Thousands of you have weighed in over the past several days on which scientific topics you’d like to hear more about. As you may have seen, my last message featured an image from the Hubble Space Telescope showcasing the densest-known cluster of stars […]

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Hive Flow : Honeyflow.com

It’s the beekeeper’s dream… Turn a tap and watch as pure, fresh, clean honey flows right out of the hive and into your jar.  No mess, no fuss, no expensive processing equipment and the bees are hardly even disturbed. “This really is a revolution. You can see into the hive, see when the honey is ready […]

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Working to protect bees — Earth Day & every day

  Build buzz Support the growing movement for healthy bees and the food system they sustain. As spring comes into full bloom, I am reminded that bees need us more than ever. These vital pollinators are still in trouble. Beekeepers lost more than 40% of their hives last year and are once again reporting devastating […]

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Common Crop Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae in the Hive

Phys.org Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)—an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive—is highly toxic to honeybee larvae. “We found that four of […]

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