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February 8, 2018

Popular weed killer may be to blame for honey bee deaths, study suggests

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin recently discovered bees “lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria” when exposed to a popular herbicide called glyphosate.
Source: https://www.foxnews.com
February 8, 2018

A swarm to backyard beekeeping

I'm wearing two pairs of pants, a long-sleeved shirt beneath a white heavy-duty jacket, thick goatskin gloves and a round helmet with a wire veil. I look like a combination of the Michelin Man and Buzz Lightyear.
Source: https://www.cnet.com/
February 8, 2018

For Good of the Colony, Sick Honey Bee Brood Sounds the Alarm

Pollinator health is a top priority these days, and everyone seems to be asking, “What can be done to save the bees?” Since most of the current challenges to pollinator health can be attributed to humans, there are several things we can do, from restoring pollinator habitat by planting pollinator-friendly natives to curbing our use of harmful pesticides.
Source: https://entomologytoday.org