Articles of Interest

New Bees on the Block
By Alisa Opar

In many ways, the Rominger brothers are a lot like their neighbors in California’s Central Valley. more....

Bee Colony Collapse Mobilizes Federal Rescue Effort
July 3, 2007 (ENS)

Two bills now making their way through the U.S. Senate are aimed at reversing the decline in the nation's population of honey bees. more....

Organic Bees Surviving Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
Celsias May 15, 2007

I know this won’t come as a surprise to many of our readers, nor to the many organic beekeepers that have been commenting on our posts, but there have been several reports of organic bee colonies surviving where the ‘industrial’ bee colonies are collapsing. Here is the latest to come to my attention: more....

Costa Rican honeybees are having really tough year
By José Pablo Ramírez Vindas of the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Honeybees are taking a beating in Costa Rica, although the exact nature of the problem is uncertain. Some beekeepers blame El Niño, the Pacific weather phenomenon. more....

Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons
NY Times – April 24, 1007
BELTSVILLE, Md., April 23 — What is happening to the bees?

More than a quarter of the country’s 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost — tens of billions of bees, according to an estimate from the Apiary Inspectors of America, a national group that tracks beekeeping. So far, no one can say what is causing the bees to become disoriented and fail to return to their hives. more....

Earth Day Cometh and Earth Day Goeth And Where have all the Bees Gone?
Earth Day Report by Captain Paul Watson

Founder and President of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (1977-
Co-Founder - The Greenpeace Foundation (1972)
Co-Founder - Greenpeace International (1979)
Director of the Sierra Club USA (2003-2006)
Director - The Farley Mowat Institute
Director -

Mystery of the Dying Bees
March 7, 2007 - Cosmos Online
by Benjamin Lester

Something mysterious is killing honey bees, and even as billions are dropping dead across North America, researchers are scrambling to find answers and save one of the most important crop pollinators on Earth. more....

Mystery Ailment Strikes Honeybees
Sunday, February 11, 2007

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A mysterious illness is killing tens of thousands of honeybee colonies across the country, threatening honey production, the livelihood of beekeepers and possibly crops that need bees for pollination. more....

Shooting Dead Horses
Jean-Claude Gerard Koven
Rancho Mirage, California

Honey bees are suddenly vanishing all over the world. According to Albert Einstein, this is a certain signal that humankind may not have much time left. Is nature giving us final notice that we’re in serious trouble?more...

Are GM Crops Killing Bees?
By Gunther Latsch
March 22, 2007

A mysterious decimation of bee populations has German beekeepers worried, while a similar phenomenon in the United States is gradually assuming catastrophic proportions. The consequences for agriculture and the economy could be enormous. more...

Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Keepers in Peril
NY Times (Business) -  February 27, 2007


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