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The Buzz on Bees

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

  • March 31, 2009

Searching for What's Behind the Bee Decline

One million of the 2.4 million U.S. honeybee colonies perished last winter. What's behind the die-off is still a mystery, but one researcher plans to spend this summer gathering clues

May 15, 2007

Seven Hawaiian bees risk extinction

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation last week petitioned the U.S. Department of the Interior to protect seven Hawaiian bee species under the Endangered Species Act.

March 31, 2009 — John Platt

The Curious Case of Bees

Honeybees: A European import vital to food production--or are they? David Biello reports

April 2, 2009
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