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Butterflies, blooms and bees

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — The bad news just seems to keep coming for bees and butterflies, from long-term global population declines to massive die-offs in local areas.

While monarch butterflies and honeybees are attracting the most attention — monarch numbers…continue reading on dglobe.com

Butterflies, blooms and bees

April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — The bad news just seems to keep coming for bees and butterflies, from long-term global population declines to massive die-offs in local areas.

While monarch butterflies and honeybees are attracting the most attention — monarch numbers…continue reading on dglobe.com

USDA offering bee habitat incentives to farmers, ranchers

February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Bees are probably best known for the honey they produce, but that’s not the only benefit they provide for mankind.
Those buzzing little insects also pollinate a large portion of America’s commercial agriculture crops, though honey bees have been…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bee buzz gets louder at Capitol

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Bees are tiny, but are big players in crop production, so the growing problem of them dying off is creating a huge concern throughout the Upper Midwest.

Minnesota leaders are looking at ways to help because bees are chief pollinators …continue reading on echopress.com

Vanishing bees a mystery, ag official says

December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Since about 2006, experts from across the country have worked on answering a major question for American agriculture: What is killing America’s honey bees?
Today, the question remains largely unanswered, although it is beginning to look …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vanishing bees a mystery, ag official says

December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Since about 2006, experts from across the country have worked on answering a major question for American agriculture: What is killing America’s honey bees?
Today, the question remains largely unanswered, although it is beginning to look …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ag leaders adopt measure to protect honeybees

September 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The nation’s top state agriculture officials are urging the federal government to work with them to develop strategies to protect the health of honeybees. Continue Reading

Wasps fierce in waning days of summer

September 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Local hardware shopkeepers have been busy as bees the past few weeks keeping shelves stocked with sprays and other projects to kill or trap wasps, yellow jackets, hornets or bees. Continue Reading

Cool temps hamper Dakota bees’ honey production

August 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BRUCE, S.D. South Dakota honey producer Richard Adee pulls a rectangular beehive frame from an extracting machine and points to a bell curve-shaped pattern of honey and wax. In a good year, the frame would be full. Continue Reading

The keeping of the beekeepers: ND wants to keep a better eye on the industry

July 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Doug Goehring, the agriculture commissioner of North Dakota, said there are concerns about the business of bees in the state. So much so that he has fielded late-night phone calls from landowners concerned about the placement of hives. Continue Reading