(CNN) — Je suis B. Instagram gained a new French influencer and her name is B. She does what all good influencers do — takes carefully posed selfies, posts enviable travel shots and answers cheeky Q&As. There’s just one thing that separates her from all the other influencers. She’s a bee. Just “check out that side bee…” That’s right. B. has two wings, six fuzzy legs, and a sweet little dusting of pollen all over her yellow and black thorax. […]
Could the Cornish Black Bee be an answer to the decline in bee population in the UK? The sad fact is that bees are in real trouble. In recent years the news coverage of their plight has become increasingly worrying. It is now estimated that of the roughly two thousand species of bee in Europe […]
Sierra Magazine reports Recent studies have shown that insect numbers across the globe are plummeting. All sorts of pollinators, including bumblebees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies, and moths are also in decline. There are many steps that need to be taken to save beneficial bugs, but one of the easiest is taking care of the millions of acres […]
press release Center for Biological Diversity Bee-killing Pesticides Banned in Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington Wildlife Refuges by Fish and Wildlife Service PORTLAND, Ore.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will phase out use of toxic bee-killing pesticides in national wildlife refuges in Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington by January 2016. The agency’s decision this month to ban […]
The Xerces society has an article on the impact of Fungicide Impacts on Pollinators They cover the subtle but significant effects fo fungicides, how bees are exposed and solutions.
Center for Biological Diversity News Release The Environmental Protection Agency announced so-called “emergency” approvals today to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide it considers “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees. The approval includes 2019 crops of cotton and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, […]
Defenders of Wildlife News Release VOTE MAKES FOUR NATIVE BUMBLE BEE SPECIES CANDIDATES FOR LISTING UNDER CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to begin the listing process for four native species of bumble bees as endangered, in an attempt to ensure their survival in the state. This process was […]