Teachers attend the Bee Training Institute in Roscoe

Edmonds Central is hosting a bee training institute where teachers from 23 other school districts will learn how to operate their own beehives at their schools. Edmonds Central science teacher Spencer Cody created the program to not only bring bee hives to her students, but to other districts as well. In May, we actually had … Read more

Honey bees have a shorter lifespan compared to 50 years ago

The lifespan of honeybees has decreased significantly. New research shows that their lives are 50% shorter today than half a century ago. This research was conducted in a laboratory and showed that this drop is due to something other than a change in environmental conditions. “Honey bees are our most important pollinators and provide many … Read more

The startup Bee-io introduced the world’s first cultivated honey

Did you know that the main purpose of honey is to provide carbohydrates and other vital elements such as amino acids, antioxidants and natural antibiotics for bees? In fact, many vegans avoid honey because industrial honey production may be harmful to bees. Many vegans do not differentiate between beekeeping and other categories of animal husbandry. … Read more

An innovative solution to save bees

When we think of dying bees, we often think of pesticides and the resulting lack of food (which itself is linked to human environmental destruction). However, another important factor is parasites (such as varroa mites). When a 16-year-old from Connecticut, Raina Singhvi Jain, learned about these parasites and the declining bee population, she made it … Read more

Save the bee Attar Khan

Bee pollination is responsible for more than $15 billion in crops worldwide each year, with 1 in 3 bites of food directly or indirectly linked to bee pollination. A third of our food depends on the pollination of fruits, nuts and vegetables by bees and other insects. The massive loss of bee colonies in recent … Read more

Honey analysis provides insight into bee health

Researchers at Alexander Fleming’s BSRC in Greece have optimized a method to detect DNA traces in honey, revealing the species with which honey bees interact. This collaborative work, led by researcher Dr. Solen Patalano, enabled the monitoring of bee diet variation throughout the year, revealing the microbiota of bees in a non-invasive way, as well … Read more