Archive for May, 2007

Senate Pollinator Habitat Protection Act of 2007

Published on May 24, 2007

Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) along with 28 other co-sponsors introduced the Pollinator Habitat Protection Act into the Senate today. This bill allows existing conservation programs to provide enhanced habitat for pollinators.

Build It and They Will Come

Published on May 16, 2007

Audubon Magazine May 16, 2007 Here are some resources to help you create a bee garden of your own. By Susan Tweit Gordon Frankie’s Urban Bee Garden Descriptions of bee-friendly plants with photos (best for California but helpful elsewhere), how to provide nesting habitat, why bees are important, and how to observe bees and bee Read more …

Tennessee honey bees struggling

Published on May 9, 2007

Tennessean By ANNE PAINE Staff Writer May 9, 2007 ARRINGTON — Brown shreds hung like burst balloons from a tulip poplar tree beside Jim Garrison’s bee hives. What would have been blooms with nectar and pollen for the honey bees coming and going from the wooden boxes had withered in a killing frost. The unpredictable Read more …

Protect native pollinators

Published on May 7, 2007

The HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA | Monday May 7, 2007 Butterflies, moths, beetles important for the health of province’s gardens By JODI DELONG The real dirt PEOPLE ARE talking about a topic that’s been in the news of late, having to do with honeybees that are going missing from their hives. Like most, I know Read more …

Flight Of The Honeybee

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CBS News WOODLAND, Calif., May 7, 2007 (CBS) From their buzz to their stingers, bees often inspire fear. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone put on a beekeeper’s hood in order to get close to the bees Louise Rossberg keeps. What we should be afraid of, Rossberg said, is that bees are disappearing. “I worry every Read more …

Pollinators in Peril

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The recent widespread losses of honey bee colonies from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has received a lot of media coverage.

Flight of the honeybees

Published on May 3, 2007

THE CALIFORNIA GARDEN Bees have been mysteriously disappearing en masse. Good riddance, you say? Not so. You just might miss nature’s little pollinators and the magic they work on the flowers and fruit in your backyard. By Joe Robinson Special to The Times May 3, 2007 SOMETHING strange is happening to honeybees. They’re vanishing. In Read more …