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Wildflower Bombs: Bringing Back The Bees (Video)

Wildflower Bombs: Bringing Back The Bees (Video)

Of 100 major American crops, 70 are pollinated by bees; without them, we might not have apples, almonds, carrots, or avocados. To encourage interest and awareness in the plight of the bees, Seedles partners with local food companies to give out free seed bombs.

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Citizen Solution for Saving the Bees – You Can Help

Citizen Solution for Saving the Bees – You Can Help

Can citizens, rather than governments or corporations, solve the vanishing bee problem by making it easy to keep bees? Join the OSBH team to find out!

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Feds Unveil Plan To Save Honey Bees — And $15 Billion In Crops They Pollinate

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Feds Unveil Plan To Save Honey Bees — And $15 Billion In Crops They Pollinate

Claiming that the future of American food production depends on a revived honey bee population, the Agriculture Department on Tuesday announced it will spend $3 million to help ranchers and farmers improve the health of the bugs, key to pollinating $15 billion worth of food.

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Study: Pesticides Are Creating Smaller Worker Bees

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Study: Pesticides Are Creating Smaller Worker Bees

Study findings show that the widespread use of the pyrethroid pesticide is causing worker bees to hatch at a smaller size and demonstrate ongoing retarded growth. The research, published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology, reveals that prolonged exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide, which is used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage, reduces the size of individual bees produced by a colony.

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