Will Buzz Stops for Bees Take Off in the United States?

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A popular trend initiated by concerned environmentalists and climate watchers began in a Dutch city and is spreading across Europe. What is a Buzz Stop? A buzz stop is a beautiful way to bring more green space to otherwise concrete city streets riddled with bus stops. These creative uses of existing space have become popular…

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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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Autumn is Spring Cleaning for Your Garden

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The concept of spring cleaning is well known and brings images of deep cleaning the house, cleaning those baseboards, or taking on projects that have been sitting on the to-do list. Spring cleaning represents a fresh start, getting ready for the following year. When it comes to gardening, experts agree that autumn is the best…

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Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Essential Pollinators?

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In recent bee news, it seems technology and computers are becoming more intertwined in pollinators’ lives. Last month, we blogged about Oracle’s incredible technology to assist beekeepers worldwide in staying connected through a network designed to protect hives, food production, and bees from predators using early detection of hive irregularities. It appears now that a…

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Are Bees More Active After Bad Weather?

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I recently ran into a neighbor that told me they had been stung three times in the last couple of days by some bees on the property. We had just had some bad weather, which she attributed to the multiple stings. At first, I chuckled, thinking that could not be possible. However, the conversation piqued…

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Bees Are in Good Company with Other Pollinators

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Many people think that bees are the only pollinator. However, bees are part of a much more expansive group of different species responsible for pollinating plants and playing a big role in sustaining our food production. Pollinators help our ecosystems by assisting plants in reproducing. Yes, back to fourth-grade science. Pollination is necessary for plants…

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