Weekly Beesearch: Bumblebees in Distress

Weekly Beesearch: Bumblebees in Distress

So Bumblebees are some of the only other species of bee that form colonies, the other being bees in the Apis, or honeybee, family. However, bumblebee colonies are much smaller, usually, around 50 members per colony, as opposed to the tens-hundreds of thousands a honey...
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...