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Tipton couple are creating a buzz with their honey farm

Jul. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TIPTON, Ind. (AP) — Scott and Jane Fague have created quite the buzz these days around their 11-acre farm just east of downtown Tipton. It’s only a natural thing to do, they said, when you share that land with over one million honeybees. The Fagues created Hens and Hives Farm LLC about eight years...

UMaine wants gardeners to help bees with native plants

Jul. 12, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine wants to help Maine's gardeners grow plants in a way that's friendlier to bees and other pollinators. University of Maine Cooperative Extension is holding a webinar on the subject of selecting native plants for gardens on July 20. UMaine Extension master gardener...

A bee rests on a yellow sign that reads

Even during pandemic beekeeping remains an essential service

Jul. 11, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Excuse me, can I ask what you’re doing here?” a resident in a southeast Washington neighborhood asks as Sean Kennedy and Erin Gleeson get out of their truck and scour the streets. The sign on their back windshield, “Bees Onboard,” gives them away....

In this undated photo, Gordon Felt, right, whose brother Edward Felt perished aboard Flight 93, views a wall of photographs of the passengers and crew of the aircraft at the Flight 93 National Memorial visitors center in Shanksville, Pa. Since opening in 2011, the National Park Service and partners have worked to restore the land to its natural beauty.  (Sean Hamill/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

At Flight 93 site, flora and fauna return to hallowed ground

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — There were doubts in Lori Guadagno’s mind whether this place would ever feel right — a place of tragedy, a land scarred first from strip mining and then the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. And the final resting place of her brother. On her first visit to the rural...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, the queen bee (marked in green) and worker bees move around a hive at the Veterans Affairs in Manchester, N.H. The annual survey released Monday, June 22, 2020, of U.S. beekeepers found that honeybee colonies are doing better after a bad year. Monday's survey found winter losses were lower than normal, the second smallest in 14 years of records. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

US honeybees are doing better after bad year, survey shows

Jun. 22, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

American honeybee colonies have bounced back after a bad year, the annual beekeeping survey finds. Beekeepers only lost 22.2% of their colonies this past winter, from Oct. 1 to March 31, which is lower than the average of 28.6%, according to the Bee Informed Partnership’s annual survey of thousands of...

Man arrested for allegedly stealing beehives in 5 states

Jun. 17, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A man who stole dozens of beehives across the West has been arrested in Washington state, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. The bees could be worth more than $200,000. “The case has the potential of over 30 victims spread across California, Idaho, Montana,...