Asian giant hornets have been spotted in B.C.
They help provide shelter for pollinators to rest and lay eggs.
Creating a bee-friendly environment is a great way to help our pollinators; you get pretty flowers while helping to sustain the bee populations.
When it comes to nature conservation, a little goes a long way. Small-scale conservation efforts can have a huge impact and help ensure that we and future generations can enjoy precious natural spaces. This Earth Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada challenges you to partake in at least one small act of conservation.
Bad news for bees.
The hive, like a good yoga practice, taught me to be "present in the moment." It turns out that technology often mimics nature
A small Mississauga-based agri-tech company called Bee Vector Technologies (BVT) has created an environmentally friendly alternative to spraying crops with toxic pesticides. It also provides farmers with meaningful cost savings, especially over the long-term -- savings that can be passed on to consumers.
Think of Italy and one thinks of food, but not many people think 'mountains.' Yet mountains remain a principle source of the traditional, handcrafted food production Italy is famous for. And nowhere is that more true than with honey production.
You may be wondering why this all matters. It is important because wild bees and other pollinators are facing similar declines to honey bees. Threats range from pesticides and herbicides to loss of habitat to disease outbreaks and a dramatically changing climate.
This week, there has been a flurry of coverage over General Mills' decision to remove Buzz the cartoon bee from boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios -- for a limited time -- while they help find a solution to unstable bee populations. This campaign is uninformed (at best) and (at worst) is blatantly misleading to consumers. Here's what we need to consider before applauding General Mills.