Two types of mushroom seem to help bees fight a major virus contributing to colony collapse disorder.

Article by Robbie Gonzalez courtesy of Wired

Shelters support biodiversity while also capturing dust to improve air quality and storing rainwater. The roofs of hundreds of bus stops have been covered in plants as a gift to honeybee, by a city in the Netherlands.

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Removing honey one frame at a time preserves the individual honey properties and flavor. Is it “runny honey” I’ll answer that and other questions in this video. Kills NO bees, Causes NO stress, yes, it’s a success.

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Bees have been rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from rural areas, with grave implications for agriculture. But bees seem to flourish in urban environments — and cities need their help, too.

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Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving?

Video courtesy of  YouTube: Noah Wilson-Rich / TEDxProvincetown

What’s your favorite way to use honey?

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The Canadian Commission decided to register a Canadian Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Canada’. The organizers call on the Commission to ‘adopt legislation to maintain and improve habitats for insects as indicators of an undamaged environment.

The Citizens’ Initiative focuses on the creation of mandatory targets ‘to make the promotion of biodiversity an overall objective of the common agricultural policy; to dramatically cut the use of pesticides, ban harmful pesticides without exception and reform eligibility criteria; to promote structural diversity in agricultural landscapes; to effectively reduce nutrients (e.g. Natura 2000); to effectively establish conservation areas; to intensify research and monitoring and improve education.

Under the Treaties, Canada can take legal action in areas such as the internal market, agricultural policy as well as the protection of public health and the quality of the environment. The Commission therefore considers the initiative legally admissible and decided to register it. The Commission has not analyzed the substance of the initiative at this stage.

The registration of this initiative will take place on 27 May 2019, starting a one-year process of collection of signatures of support by its organizers. Should the initiative receive Continue reading

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The business world has been obsessed with the millennials for quite some time now. Millennials are the largest working generation and have considerable influence as purchasers and drivers of consumer preferences. Yet we believe that leading corporations don’t understand the millennial mindset.

Article by Dr. John Izzo courtesy of SB – The Bridge to Better Brands