Dry trees, bees and BTK. That and more in this week’s Garden Plot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A flying, buzzing harbinger of spring briefly upstaged President Barack Obama at the annual White House Easter egg roll Monday. Squeals and shrieks from a clump of agitated children interrupted Obama’s reading…
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers want to better protect bees from certain pesticides. Supporters of the Pollinator Protection Act are scheduled to testify Tuesday before a Senate committee. The measure would require any plants,…
Researchers at Harvard University have developed robotic bees, called RoboBees, which one day could pollinate a field of crops.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia continues to see steep honey bee colony losses. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a survey from October through April found that nearly 33 percent of managed…
Last week was Japanese beetles, this week it\’s yellow jackets.
So many honey bees are dying each year that commercial beekeepers who pollinate food crops are in danger of going out of business.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Scientists from the University of Delaware and the U.S. Geological Survey are conducting a census of native bees in Maryland and Delaware. They’re collecting bees from scores of sites, including more…
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.
With one-third of our food supply linked to honeybee pollination, locals are taking beekeeping in their own hands.
Honeybees may be struggling worldwide, but Maryland is seeing a boom in amateur beekeepers.
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.
New members of a community garden have some locals buzzing this week.
It\’s the annual \”Marking of the Bees\” at George Washington University, and for those who aren\’t terrified of the creatures, a chance encounter with one could mean a free gift card.
A handful of area apiarists wearing pollen-colored shirts urged commissioners Tuesday night to \”make bee space in Frederick County.\”