Bees

Can Tech Save the Honeybees?

Since the 1990s, the disappearance and the decline of the global honey bee population has been a crucial concern for beekeepers, environmentalists, scientists, and the food industry. In the United States alone, beekeepers lost 33% of their colonies in the year ending April 2017. An extinction of honey bees would be catastrophic, destabilizing important ecosystems [...]

A Spotlight on Urban Pollinators

Shortly before the holiday season, the Pratt Manhattan Gallery launched “Nectar: War Upon the Bees,” a visual exhibit which explores the destructive impact that our food production industry has on these important insects. The show examines the disruptive effect of current food industry practices which are threatening the valuable role of pollinators in our agricultural [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:39+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Bees, Biodiversity, Blog, Conservation, Sustainability|0 Comments

David Kinnear: For Bees, The Struggle Is Real

On October 3rd, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee will be put on the endangered species list. Researchers hope the bees' endangered status will raise awareness and urgency surrounding their threatened existence. That bees now have federal protection in the U.S. is a positive development. And yet, [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:42+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Bees, Biodiversity, Blog, Conservation, David Kinnear|0 Comments