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Talk about a feel-good story! 

How four girls rescued some bees...

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From Audubon: Bee science is inspiring a new generation of scientists probing how hummingbirds navigate... 

Image: from the article, Kathrin Swoboda/Audubon Photography Awards

Think of hummingbirds as 'feathered bees'

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South Dakota beekeepers - among the largest players in the U.S. pollination and honey industries - are reeling from a nationwide spike in honeybee colony losses that has the potential to affect 90 different agricultural crops across the country. Photo: Nick Lowrey, South Dakota News Watch, from the article

S.D.  Beekeepers face "darkest days"

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A fun read on beekeeping 'back when'...Image from the  BHL library

A Beekeeper's Manual...From 1840

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Unlikely places are an oasis for bees.  Read the full article.

Baltimore Bee Buffet

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How Bees Stay Cool on Hot Days

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Massive Loss Afflicts Orchards and Beekeepers

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Help bees overwinter in your yard. Photo from the article

Winter Bloomiming Plants

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Researchers have discovered that honey bees are able to share immunity with other bees and to their offspring in a hive by transmitting RNA ‘vaccines’ through royal jelly and worker jelly... 

Image: Artistic view of transmissible RNA in honey bees. Honey bees share bioactive RNA between individuals and across generations through secretion and ingestion of worker and royal jellies. Credit: Claudia Flandol

DISCOVERY COULD AID DEVELOPMENT OF HONEY BEE VACCINES

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A philosophical and neurobiological look into the apian mind. 

What's it like to be a Bee?

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The amazing flexibility of the honey bee is inspiring engineers. Image from article.

 Waggle Inspires Aerospace Design

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This Micky D's is a fully functioning hive! Image from article

McDonald's is going to the bees

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Learn and do! Image from the article

Pollinators need you... and you need pollinators!

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Culprit found in CA Honey Bee Deaths

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