Sheriff’s Office: Man dies after stung by swarm of bees
SAN SIMON, Ariz. (AP) — Cochise County authorities say a 73-year-old Duncan man died after being stung by bees as he and two other men cleaned up scrap piles near San Simon...
New Mexico town closes park after killer bees attack
DEXTER, N.M. (AP) — A park in southeastern New Mexico town has been closed after a swarm of killer bees attacked two people.
Dexter Fire and Rescue Chief Justin Powell told the Roswell Daily...
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida beekeeper says he believes someone is poisoning his honey bees.
Horace Bell tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that he found dead bees all over his...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Some Alaska beekeepers believe there is a connection between pesticides and an increase in honeybee deaths, a report said.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 100,000 bees have found a new home on the rooftop of a campus building at a south Georgia university.
Researchers at Valdosta State University have relocated the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If you find yourself sipping a cold brew with a piece of watermelon in your hand this summer, you can thank the bees for making that snack possible.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of swarming bees and several pounds of dripping honeycomb have been removed from a building on the University of New Mexico's main campus.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona fire department rescued a worker for a bee removal service after bees attacked the man.
The Green Valley Fire Department says bees got inside the worker's...
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Beekeepers and maintenance workers have removed roughly 30,000 bees that built a massive hive inside an Idaho State University campus landmark.
Alachua County beekeepers struggle against mites
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A recent national survey of beekeepers showed a significant loss rate of colonies, which may impact the future of commercial beekeeping.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers to resume broad use of a pesticide over objections from beekeepers, citing private chemical industry studies that the...
Russian officials raise alarm over bee deaths
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials are raising the alarm about mass bee deaths across the country.
The Russian Agricultural Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that bees have been dying in...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The group managing construction of a $2 billion light-rail project between Minneapolis and southwestern suburbs is receiving stinging criticism about the well-being of...
Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed.
The annual nationwide survey by the Bee Informed Partnership found...
Semitrailer carrying bees overturns on Montana road
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A semitrailer hauling beehives overturned on a Montana road, spilling diesel fuel and honey on the roadway.
The Hyalite Fire Department says the truck took a tight turn...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas is credited with saving a migrant woman and her young son who were attacked and covered by thousands of bees.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is expanding the number of bee, butterfly and hummingbird-friendly spots along state highways by encouraging wildflower growth.
Flowering "bee lawns" that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add biodiversity to the landscape and need less...
Tracking the paths of pollinators
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Everybody seems to love bumblebees.
The native insects are generally embraced by humans, who often celebrate them in children's stories and even sometimes dress like...
HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — Being a beekeeper has been a rugged road for Betty Sayers.
Sayers of Holdrege embarked on her journey as an apiarist in 2003. She saw an advertisement in the Kearney...
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Rome beekeepers Andi Beyer and Monica Sheppard may have found an ideal location to help the proliferation of pollinators in downtown Rome. Beyer and Sheppard, working with...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The beehive is making a comeback.
And we're not talking hairstyles. We're talking real honeybees.
Experts have sounded the alarm in recent years about a...
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say three people are hospitalized after being attacked by bees near downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Fire Department officials say a 35-year-old man, a 35-year-old woman...
ALVIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators south of Houston are trying to determine who killed more than 500,000 bees by setting hives on fire, toppling some over and tossing others into a pond.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman is recovering from more than 20 bee stings after heavy winds blew a hive off a tree and it landed on her head.
Prisoner dies after hospital stay for bee sting
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan prison inmate who said she was stung by a bee has died after being discharged from a hospital.
Corrections Department spokesman Chris Gautz says Lisa Marie...
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COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tim Gould by now is well attuned to all the buzz beneath his roof.
"I don't know why they're picking on me," Gould says, as wildlife trapper Leo Cross climbs a...
PARIS (AP) — Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and...
The Latest: Crown of Thorns presented at Paris service
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):
The Crown of Thorns relic saved from the fire at Paris' Notre Dame...
PARIS (AP) — Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame's smallest official residents — some 180,000 bees — somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral's...
Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Katie Kilmer gently removed a frame from beehive No. 3, pulling it out to reveal a swarm of bees and a solid collection of both eggs and pollen in its cells.
Yuma man dies in bee attack
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Yuma man has died and several first responders were injured in a bee attack.
The Yuma Sun reports the incident occurred Sunday evening when Yuma County...
Beehive bill stirs buzzing debate in Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Dozens of people swarmed a legislative hearing to show their opposition to a bill that would ban beehives in certain areas of southern Nevada.
BERLIN (AP) — The German state of Bavaria is set to accept in large part a plan by environmentalists to save bees and protect biodiversity, averting a referendum on the issue.
Want to help bees? Plant flowering herbs
Herbs are among the most useful plants in nature. They can tantalize the taste buds, help cure what ails you, oil the body, perfume the air, and attract bees, butterflies and...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont has received a surprise gift of half a million dollars to go toward researching bees.
The $500,000 anonymous gift was announced on Tuesday....
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota ranks among the top states in the country for its work to protect declining bee and butterfly populations, according to a new study.
Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too
Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and butterflies. But savvy vegetable and fruit growers know flowering edibles will entice them, too.
Ornamental shrubs, trees, crops and vines will bring pollinators to your yard while at the same time provide nourishment for the family table.
Council to draft new proposal for beekeeping in city limits
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls officials are reconsidering the city's restrictions on beekeeping after recent media attention about the declining bee population created a buzz.
Bee pollination declining with increased use of pesticide
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Bobby Coy and his son, Richard Coy, owners of Crooked Creek Bee Co., in Jonesboro, began noticing a decline in bee pollination after nearby farmers began using the pesticide dicamba on nearby crops during the past three years.
It's gotten bad enough to force the Coys to move their operations to southern Mississippi to escape the effects of the dicamba spray, The Jonesboro Sun reported .
UMaine wants public to “bee” engaged about pollinators
SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine's cooperative extension is looking to generate some buzz among the public about efforts to save bees.
The extension is hosting a program called "Native Bees: Habitats, Threats, and Citizen Science" in South Paris on Feb. 13. The program will inform residents about the state's native bees as well as the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas conservation project.
Study: Several Vermont bumblebee species are declining
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A new study finds that about half of Vermont's native species of bumblebees are in serious decline or have disappeared.
Vermont Public Radio reports that the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and the University of Vermont point to factors including pesticide use the climate change.
Soda cans, swarming bees litter Florida road after 2 crashes
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Two crashes left Florida roadways littered with thousands of soda cans and swarming bees.
The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that at least one person was killed in the Tuesday morning crashing involving three tractor-trailers in Charlotte County, south of Sarasota.
North Dakota researchers examine alfalfa bee disparity in US
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Elisabeth Wilson drives to a small field every day to check her nests set out along a research field at North Dakota State University. They're home to the alfalfa leafcutter bee.
This species is nothing like a honey bee. It lives a more solitary lifestyle. They're smaller and they don't live in hives. Instead, they create nests in tiny, deep holes.
Bee program helps Michigan veterans find peace
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One wears a uniform, carries a weapon, answers to a supreme commander and is obsessed with completing the mission.
The other served in the military.
A bee and a veteran share a lot in common, which is at the heart of Heroes to Hives, a Michigan State University Extension program started by U.S. Army veteran and agricultural entomologist Adam Ingrao three years ago.
Hurricane Michael could sour Florida’s tupelo honey harvest
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael toppled beehives and stripped flowering plants across Florida's Panhandle, threatening tupelo honey production in a tiny community that is the primary source of the sweet delicacy.
Tanker trucks of corn syrup and tens of thousands of pounds of synthetic pollen are being rushed to beekeepers from the Gulf of Mexico to the Georgia state line to feed surviving bee colonies that also pollinate crops such as watermelons, cantaloupes and blueberries.