Category Archives: Misc

The Simpsons Take on Colony Collapse Disorder of Bees

Buzz up! Pint-sized eco-pixie Lisa Simpson already won TDG’s “Heart of Green” award last year for her star turn in the blockbuster The Simpsons Movie. Last night, lovable, do-gooding Lisa wears a beard of bees and campaigns against a greedy … Continue reading

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The beauty world minds its beeswax

You don’t have to be a loyal member of the British Bee Keeping Association to realise that the humble honeybee is in jeopardy. Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon that has seen the bee population diminish rapidly in recent years, is … Continue reading

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Serious Cheese: Pairing Cheese and Honey

Lots of sweet things go really well with cheese: wine, sake, quince, apples, but there is something special about drizzling a bit of, say, chestnut honey on a wedge of Tumbleweed cheese. Some cheeses and honeys do work better than … Continue reading

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Nissan’s New Car Designer: Bees

Nissan and the Advanced Science and Technical Department at the University of Tokyo are studying the ways bees navigate in mid-air to see if it could be applied to cars to prevent crashes. Read More

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An ancient Israeli site yields the oldest known archaeological example of beekeeping

Scientists have unearthed the remains of a large-scale beekeeping operation at a nearly 3,000-year-old Israeli site, which dates to the time of biblical accounts of King David and King Solomon. Read More

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Apinews – two years of beekeeping news

A month ago (16th og July) Apinews turned two years! The exact date was a very busy time for me right before my vacation. It was unfortunately missed as I was just about to complete a months work for a … Continue reading

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Researcher has ideas on how your garden can boost its bees

Most people go to public gardens to enjoy the flowers. Julianna Tuell is there to see wild bees Read More

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Should Vegans Avoid Honey?

In a recent story for Slate, Daniel Engber suggests that some lax vegans might be willing to consume honey, on the grounds that bees might not mind sharing it with humans. But staunch vegans argue that beekeeping is cruel and … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympic poster with honeycomb design released

One of them with the subtitle: Honeycomb: “Every sacrifice gives you the pleasure of maturing” Read More

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Bees Enlisted to Attack Crows in Tokyo

After years of being attacked by crows, a colony of seabirds nesting in Tokyo is getting an unlikely ally: the tiny honeybee. Read More

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