bees

insects

Buying Organic Will At Least Help Save Some Bugs, According to Experts

According to a new study, pesticides and intensive agriculture are causing large-scale insect deaths.
Bettina Makalintal
2.15.19
bees

The First-Ever Insect Vaccine Is Designed to Protect Bees from Devastating Diseases

The Queen eats the vaccine, and then passes on the immunization to further generations.
Bettina Makalintal
12.11.18
Vegan

Avocados Are Not Vegan, Argues BBC TV Show Host

Big if true.
Lauren Rothman
10.15.18
honey

This Beekeeper Wants You to Stop Eating Counterfeit Honey

We spoke to Bee Local's Ryan LeBrun about bees, honey laundering, and the future of ethical honey harvesting in America.
Michaela Trimble
3.26.17
japan

I Got Buzzed on Killer Japanese Hornet Cocktails

Suzumebachi, a bee-themed bar in downtown Fukuoka, Japan, is known for its delicious chicken wings, grilled fish, and poisonous hornet booze. I wanted to know what it would be like to sip on—literal—killer insect hooch.
Zack Kotzer
1.11.17
bees

Dying Bees Will Make your Holiday Dinner Much More Expensive

Enjoy your holiday meal this year, because pollinator-dependent cranberries, almonds, apples, pumpkins, and berries will soon face a price hike.
Clarissa Wei
12.13.16
future of food

Why Bee-Friendly Cities Are the Key to World Food Security

According to community ecologist Dr. Mick Hanley, “biodiversity needs to be incorporated into urban planning in a much more strategic way than has been done so far.”
Daisy Meager
10.7.16
hooch

Climb a Palm Tree If You Want to Get Drunk in Myanmar

Toddy is the drink of choice for the Burmese farmer, made from the sap of palm trees. I went to the Burmese boonies to see how the sweet spirit is made and down a few rounds in toddy bars with the locals.
Brent Crane
9.5.16
agriculture

Scientists Have Yet More Evidence That Pesticides Are Bad News for Bees

A new study from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology links the long-term decline of bee populations in England with neonicotinoid pesticides.
Phoebe Hurst
8.17.16
bees

These Scientists Say We Should Be Feeding Bees Mushroom Juice

Scientists at Washington State University claim that feeding a specially developed mushroom concentrate to honeybees could help fend of diseases such as the varroa mite, but other bee researchers are not convinced.
Josh Barrie
9.9.15
bees

Bees Might Be Keeping Us Alive, But They're Also Completely Delicious

We've been best mates with bees and their bounty for centuries. However, aside from the fact that they pretty much keep us all alive, there could be even more potential yet for the relationship with our cute, winged pals—eating them.
Josh Barrie
8.11.14