Young bees fail to support foundering colonies

Feb 14, 2015

Young bees fail to support foundering colonies

When honey bees die before their time, the younger bees among them try to forage for food but often fail, contributing to the worrying phenomenon of colony collapse, researchers said Feb. 9. Scientists are studying a range of factors — from the use of ...

EU nations abuzz over bee decline

Jan 18, 2014

EU nations abuzz over bee decline

Many countries in Europe face a worrying lack of crop-pollinating honeybees, a problem caused mainly by an EU policy shift in favor of biofuels, scientists warned earlier this month. “Europe as a whole only has two-thirds of the honeybee colonies it needs, with a ...

Tokyo bookstore boasts roof apiary

Apr 17, 2013

Tokyo bookstore boasts roof apiary

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Major construction firm Kajima Corp. has started beekeeping in Tokyo jointly with bookstore chain Yaesu Book Center in a project to help raise awareness of environmental protection. Some 20,000 western honeybees are being kept on the rooftop of the bookstore chain’s eight-story building near ...