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Strange migrating bees on the move in South America

ECUADOR, Dec. 9, 2013 — As scientists desperately research why honeybees are disappearing and dying at alarming rates, they now they have another unexplained behavior to figure out: Migration. Bees migrating back and forth to specific places with the seasons, … Continue reading

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Bee health debate heats up over pesticides

A new national campaign to restrict use of a widely applied group of pesticides is bringing increased attention to the question of how to improve the health of honeybees and other pollinators. This week a full-page advertisement appeared in major … Continue reading

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Area beekeepers seek natural way to care for bee population

KINGSTON >> Just about every morning when the weather is warm, Rich Hines settles into an old cedar chair in his back yard and sips his coffee while as many as a half million honey bees buzz around him. Sitting … Continue reading

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13 Fascinating Facts About Bees

Sure, you know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there’s so much more to these buzzing insects than that. 1. THEIR STING HAS SOME BENEFITS A toxin in bee venom called melittin may prevent HIV. Melittin … Continue reading

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