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New Documentary ‘The Pollinators’ Follows Billions of Bees

New Documentary ‘The Pollinators’ Follows Billions of Bees

Commercial honey bees are dying.  The new documentary "The Pollinators", directed by commercial beekeeper Peter Nelson, explores why these pollinators are dying off. Crops such as cherries and blueberries are 90 percent dependant on commercial...
Costa Rica Just Granted Bees and Trees Citizenship

This Costa Rican City Has Granted Bees and Trees Citizenship

Curridabat, Costa Rica, has granted pollinators—including bees, hummingbirds, bats, and butterflies— along with native plants and trees citizenship. Nicknamed "Sweet City," Curridabat has transformed its urban planning. Urban development now reflects the connection between humans...
Science: Bees Are the Most Important Species on Earth

Science: Bees Are the Most Important Species on Earth

(Updated April 24, 2020) Insects—pollinators, in particular—are integral to a healthy environment and the planet's survival. According to the international conservation nonprofit Earthwatch Institute, bees are the most important species on earth. The declaration...
Biotech Startup Pioneers Formula to Help Save the Bees

Biotech Startup Pioneers Formula to Help Save the Bees

Argentinian and United States-based biotechnology startup, BeeFlow, believes that it has developed a solution to preventing loss of bee populations. Pollinators like honeybees play a vital role in global crop production, including in the United...
EU Bans Insecticides Linked to Honeybee Decline

EU Bans Insecticides Linked to Honeybee Decline

EU member countries voted today in favor of a near-complete ban on the use of the controversial class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. The insecticides are linked to the worldwide decline of bee populations...
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Bee-Killing Pesticides Unnecessary for Major Crops, New Study Finds

Researchers from European universities have discovered that pesticides used for corn crops, that have adverse effects on pollinators such as bees, are unnecessary in many cases. The study, published in Environmental Science and Pollution Research,...