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Survey: honey bee colony losses in Va. continue

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 05:39am EDT


Getting rid of yellow jackets in your garden

Last week was Japanese beetles, this week it's yellow jackets.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 09:38am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, yellow jackets, beetles, gardening, pests

New peril and hope for honey bees

So many honey bees are dying each year that commercial beekeepers who pollinate food crops are in danger of going out of business.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 08:00am EDT

Tags: Dennis VanEngelsdorp

Local beekeepers grow population as activists target garden centers

More than 250,000 people have signed an online petition asking major garden centers to stop treating their plants with pesticides that have been shown to contribute to the collapse of honey bee colonies.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 12:54pm EDT

Tags: bee, beekeeping, American University, petition, Eve Bratman, Beekeeping Society, Megan CLoherty

The buzz grows louder: More people turn to beekeeping

With one-third of our food supply linked to honeybee pollination, locals are taking beekeeping in their own hands.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 12:37pm EST

Tags: beekeeping, Rachel Nania, honeybee


Backyard beekeeping gaining popularity in Md.

Honeybees may be struggling worldwide, but Maryland is seeing a boom in amateur beekeepers.

Sunday - 10/20/2013, 06:57am EDT

Tags: beekeeping, Maryland

Study: Bee-friendly plants killing bees

Bee-friendly garden plants sold in D.C. at retailers Home Depot and Lowes are treated with a pesticide that is toxic to bees, a new study says.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 04:35pm EDT

Tags: Megan CLoherty, Home Depot, Lowes

The buzz: Va. grants support beehives in 2013

A fund intended to promote the establishment of new beehives in Virginia has been established.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 08:00am EST

Tags: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, beehive, Virginia General Assembly

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