High on ‘mad honey’: intoxicated brown bear cub rescued in Turkey

High on ‘mad honey’: intoxicated brown bear cub rescued in Turkey

A disoriented brown bear cub, believed to have become intoxicated after eating an excessive amount of “mad honey”, was rescued in northwestern Turkey’s Duzce province on Thursday. Footage showed the female bear wobbling and whining as she sat belly-up in the back of a pick-up truck, after people rescued the visibly-debilitated animal from the forest. […]

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Earth: Muted review – bees go missing in China despatch from the eco-apocalypse file

Earth: Muted review – bees go missing in China despatch from the eco-apocalypse file

This Swedish-produced documentary about China’s Hanyuan valley is nominally another dispatch from the eco-apocalypse file, so the final harmonious impression it leaves behind suggests it hasn’t done its job properly. Located in Sichuan province, the valley is a place where bees are on the verge of extinction, the consequences of which we see in the […]

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Australia is Exterminating Tens of Millions of Bees After Being Hit by Varroa Mite Plague

Australia is Exterminating Tens of Millions of Bees After Being Hit by Varroa Mite Plague

Australia is exterminating tens of millions of bees after a varroa mite plague hit the major honey-producing nation. Australia is just the latest honey-producing nation to have a mite plague issue causing significant declines in honey bee populations. According to authorities, an eradication zone has been set up within a six-mile radius of a sighting. […]

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The Life of a Solitary Bee

The Life of a Solitary Bee

Bee species’ behavior has fascinated humans for eternity. Throughout the world, we watch them buzzing from flower to flower, collecting pollen. From classical songs to company logos and home décor, we have honored their existence. It’s easy for many of us as casual observers to believe that we understand them, but the bee world is […]

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Researchers find that bumblebees’ body size could make them more vulnerable in a warming world

Researchers find that bumblebees’ body size could make them more vulnerable in a warming world

According to new research, the climate crisis may result in more small-bodied bees but fewer bumblebees, with potentially “cascading” implications on plant pollination and ecosystems. Over the course of eight years, scientists in the United States trapped and studied more than 20,000 bees in a region of the Rocky Mountains to see how different varieties […]

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