Look Who’s Cocooning! Butterflies and Bees Share the Stage

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As part of the science curriculum from kindergarten, metamorphosis is well-known as how a caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly. Although widely accepted, what is less known is that butterflies and bees are not only partners in pollination but also cocooning. Some bee species undergo complete metamorphosis, forming cocoons to protect the larvae. If you are…

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Unpacking the Mystery BEE-hind Stingers

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The main thing that separates bee lovers from haters is the sting. There is never an argument about their value to the ecosystem or their importance to pollination. However, people who are highly allergic, or do not know if they are allergic, are struck with fear when encountering a bee. Think about it – if…

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Why Murder Hornets Are a Big Deal

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Murder hornets arrived on the scene in the United States, and news of their danger swept through the news. Anyone allergic to stings dreaded a run-in with one of these giant hornets that can pack a deadly punch. Although what is said about these hornets is true, it is often overlooked that wasps and hornets…

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Technology Advances Impressively Track Data from Beehives Worldwide

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The World Bee Project is a worldwide effort to research combined data from beehives around the globe to find out what helps bees thrive, patterns of behavior, trends, and the world’s hive health. More than 40 percent of honeybees are facing extinction, according to scientists. If the threat is not addressed, this will be devastating…

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National Honeybee Awareness Day is Saturday, August 20th

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Not to BEE confused with World Bee Day on May 20th, National Honeybee Day is a recognized day in the United States where beekeepers have an incredible opportunity to educate and promote the nation about the expansive bee industry and its relevance to our ecosystems. National Honeybee Awareness Day holiday here in the United States…

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BeeKeepers Save the Day and 5 Million Bees off the Atlanta Tarmac

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Thanks to some fast-acting and incredibly dedicated beekeepers, more than 5 million honeybees were saved from the burning hot tarmac in Atlanta last Sunday. The cargo of bees was destined for Alaska but was re-routed without the owner’s knowledge and ended up in Atlanta. Unfortunately, the airline claims there was not enough room in the…

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