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Tenant: Thousands of bees found in Mississippi apartment

May. 09, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A woman says she has left a Mississippi apartment where thousands of bees were found living in the walls and ceiling. Alexa Lee told The Oxford Eagle that she moved to Oxford from Georgia in February to be near her mother. Weeks after moving in, Lee noticed...

Montana State researchers documenting state's bee population

May. 07, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Just off south 19th Avenue near Montana State University is an unassuming building that houses seven rooms filled with the Montana Entomology Collection, some specimens dating back over 100 years. Within those rooms is an ongoing project to document the species of bees...

Millions of bees used in pollination die in airline shipping

Apr. 29, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

About 5 million honeybees bound for Alaska last weekend got waylaid when Delta Air Lines routed them through Atlanta, where most of the bees died after being left for hours in crates on the ground during hot weather. The bees were the first of two shipments ordered by Alaska...

West Virginia students create bee apiary for ag program

Apr. 24, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — As Berkeley County Schools CTE Director Ken Pack and Hedgesville High ag teacher Chris VanDyne looked out the window of the shop classroom the morning of April 14, four students were busy bees, finishing up tasks involved in everything from gardening to building a shed....

Harvest at East Carolina makes honey everybody’s beeswax

Apr. 23, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A demonstration on harvesting honey had participants buzzing about the approach of Earth Day. Community members came out April 18 to learn from East Carolina University staff about how honey is extracted from hives and the many ways that bees help keep the...

'No Mow May' bee boosting initiative growing in Wisconsin

Apr. 19, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More Wisconsin communities are encouraging residents to keep their lawnmowers in the garage next month to boost the population of bees and other pollinators. Appleton became the first city to adopt the “No Mow May” initiative a couple years ago and others...

New apiary creating buzz at Mississippi State University

Apr. 17, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem with beekeeping being a hobby or full-time career for some Mississippians. To bring awareness to the insects' importance and offer beekeeping classes and workshops, Mississippi State University constructed a...

Shopkeeper busy as a bee, sharing her love for pollinators

Mar. 12, 2022 09:05 AM EST

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Culpeper specialty-shop owner who sells honey and other bee products has expanded her business, opening a second store downtown at No. 106, 201 Waters Place, that focuses completely on beekeeping. The Waters Place shop opened March 6. Felecia Chavez, who owns...

GMU students hope bee honey will help find human remains

Mar. 05, 2022 09:13 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A group of George Mason University forensic science students are preparing an experiment with hopes they will demonstrate how honey can help lead authorities to missing human remains. Anthony Falsetti, an associate professor in GMU’s forensic science...

Drought, pesticides take a toll on Chile's crucial honeybees

Feb. 24, 2022 00:17 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A drought has gripped Chile for 13 years and the flowers that fed Carlos Peralta's honeybees around the central town of Colina have grown increasingly scarce. He said he had lost about 300 hives since the start of November and was left with a choice: try to...