Weekly Beesearch: Honey Harvest

Weekly Beesearch: Honey Harvest

Last night we received word about the status of our trip to France. Governor Cuomo ordered that all NY state schools cancel their spring break trips, and ordered all study-abroad students to come home. We fall under this category, and our flight was canceled. However,...
Weekly Beesearch: Almonds are Killing the Bees

Weekly Beesearch: Almonds are Killing the Bees

A note about almonds: 80%+ of all almonds consumed worldwide are produced in the state of California. Almonds are also becoming an increasingly large staple of the world wide diet, and production is going through the roof. As a result, California is going through an...
Weekly Beesearch: Food Fight! Bees and Farmers Unite

Weekly Beesearch: Food Fight! Bees and Farmers Unite

Honey bees are the only domesticated pollinator species in the world and are very important to our diet. They are responsible for approximately 1/3 of all food production while also being the primary pollinator for 80% of flowering crops.  Also, fields pollinated by...
Weekly Beesearch: France’s Neonicotinoid Ban

Weekly Beesearch: France’s Neonicotinoid Ban

In the summer of 2018, France made the revolutionary step to ban all Neonicotinoids. This coming on the heels of a recent EU decision to ban 3 neonicotinoids, clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, for outdoor use. France takes this a step further by also...
Weekly Beesearch: What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Weekly Beesearch: What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Every once in a while, stories pop up in the news cycle about honey bees dying or disappearing mysteriously. Often, this is attributed to something called Colony Collapse Disorder. We have no idea what causes it yet, or how to prevent it, but here’s what we do know. ...
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