The Buzz on Bees

Humanity's indispensable insect ally is facing an array of threats, many man-made

Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees

The mysterious ailment called colony collapse disorder has wiped out large numbers of the bees that pollinate a third of our crops. The causes turn out to be surprisingly complex, but solutions are emerging


Plan Bee: As Honeybees Die Out, Will Other Species Take Their Place?

In a race against time, researchers propagate native solitary bees as an alternative to our most important pollinators


Stingless Bees Mummify Enemies

Lacking a stinger is no barrier to kicking butt in the evolutionary cage match between Australian bees and hive-invading parasites


Urban Beekeepers Keep Cities Abuzz with Pollinators

Home sweet home: Not all honeybees work far afield--some are making honey high in the rooftops


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