POLL: Should genetically-modified bees with pesticide resistance be created?

The spring of 2008 was brutal for Europe’s honeybees. In late April and early May, during the corn-planting season, dismayed beekeepers in Germany’s upper Rhine valley looked on as whole colonies perished. Millions of bees died. France, the Netherlands and Italy reported big losses, but in Germany the incident took on the urgency of a […]

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Are bees wildlife?

Why don’t we see bees like another nuisance insect that stings like a vulgar scolopendra or worse, a mosquito? Somewhere deep down, humans have computed that these originally coloured flying darts are more than “just” insects. Bees are one of the most well spread out species families in the kingdom of life. Where there are […]

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No Plan B for Berlin Bees

Can you think of a species which bakes its own food, dances with mates, fight wars against each other, and offer their queens flowery stuff (to make babies)? You’ve guessed it, bees. Not what you expected? Well, bees have been around for 100,000,000 years. That’s 99,800,000 more years than humans have walked the Earth. Recently […]

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