What’s the buzz? June 2016

News about Bees, Beekeeping and honey from around the world.

USDA Silences Its Own Scientists’ Warnings About the Dangerous Effects of Pesticides on Bees

USDA Silences Its Own Scientists

I am grateful to Steve Volk for investigating the role of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the dramatic decline of honeybees. He is right that the USDA “muzzled” Jonathan Lundgren for shedding light on the deadly effects of pesticides on honeybees. I am also not surprised that the USDA demoted another bee scientist, Jeffery Pettis, for telling Congress that pesticides are more hazardous to honeybees than Varroa mites.

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Everything You Need to Know: How To Have a Wasp-Free Summer

How To Have a Wasp-Free Summer

Despite an unpleasant childhood experience involving a tire swing and a hornets’ nest, I’m not terribly bothered by the wasps’ nests that came with our new house. However, a certain member of my family is not so blasé about our buzzing neighbors, so I’m determined to make our summer wasp-free. Here’s how…

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Morgan Freeman Converted His 124 Acre Ranch Into A Bee Sanctuary To Help Save The Bees

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Morgan Freeman: He acts, he speaks, he directs …. he cares for bees. He is not just talking the talk either, he is also walking the walk. Not long ago he spoke with Jimmy Fallon about his desire to help the planet.

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Orphaned downtown bees rescued by an unlikely saviour | Toronto Star

Orphaned downtown bees rescued by an unlikely saviourThey were outcasts. Homeless runaways, shunned by their kin in midflight from their native land.

About 200 bees, exiled from their hive, buzzed bereft of heart and home near a fire hydrant they mistook for a bee hotel at Yonge and Eglinton last Thursday.

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King of sting - the scientist who reviews the stings of insects

King of sting

Ever wondered what it’s like to be stung by an artistic wasp? (This being an actual insect species of the order Hymenoptera, as opposed to a Turner-nominated waspish type with a vendetta.) “Pure, then messy, then…

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King of sting - the scientist who reviews the stings of insects

King of sting

Ever wondered what it’s like to be stung by an artistic wasp? (This being an actual insect species of the order Hymenoptera, as opposed to a Turner-nominated waspish type with a vendetta.) “Pure, then messy, then…

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Why 500 bees with tiny license plates will be released from London rooftops

 

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Lives of bees. SEE ALSO: These bees decided to make their home on a busy street in London Over the course of the next month, hundreds of bees will be released from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) as part of the London Pollinator…

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Why Burt's Bees Is Committing to This Crazy Social Marketing Plan

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Back The Bees campaign using a play on words and symbolically removing the letter ‘B’ from our products. We also created a landing page called "wild for bees" at www.urtsees.com, featuring our B-free logo on top." Burt’s Bees has also…

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