Midwest-Native Bumblebee Lands On Endangered Species ListThe rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday.
Gov. Dayton Issues Order To Protect BeesGov. Mark Dayton has issued an executive order restricting uses of neonicotinoid pesticides to reverse the decline of bee and other pollinator populations.
Acres Of Bee, Butterfly Habitat UnveiledA Minneapolis-based company is giving some bugs a much-needed boost. Xcel Energy is dedicating seven acres of land to monarch butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators.
Truck Carrying 2.5M Dead Bees Raising Awareness Of Bee DeclineA truck hauling more than 2.5 million dead bees began a cross-country tour with a stop in South Dakota Monday in an effort to raise awareness on the collapse of bee colonies and other pollinators in the U.S. and the role that chemicals such as pesticides have played in the decline.
Butterflies, Bees To Get Better Habitat Along I-35Soon, passengers zipping along Interstate 35 will see a lusher refuge and more food for bees and butterflies in the hopes of helping the insects boost their declining populations, six states and the Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday.
U Of M Bee Expert Wins Siehl Prize For AgricultureAn internationally renowned bee expert is one of three recipients of the prestigious 2016 Siehl Prizes for Excellence in Agriculture from the University of Minnesota.
U Of M Gets $25K Grant To Fund Beekeeping TeamNorth Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded nearly $110,000 in grants for five honey bee projects. The largest grant is nearly $27,000 to the North Dakota Beekeeper's Association for promotion, outreach and education.
2 Great Cocktail Ideas Using HoneyThe bees are quiet now, but earlier this year - they were busy making honey for the chefs at Marquette Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. They started keeping bees on the roof of the hotel about 3 years ago. And, they use the fresh honey in some of their recipes and cocktails.
Federal Bee Researcher Says He's Getting Punished For Pesticide StudyA federal scientist says he was punished for publicizing research showing a link between pesticides and the decline in bees and other pollinators.
Downtown Mpls. Hotel Harvests Its Own Rooftop HoneyWhen you think of bees, do you think of downtown Minneapolis? The chefs at the Marquette Hotel do. They started keeping bees on the roof three years ago. Thursday was the day to harvest some of this year's honey, and check on the bees before winter.
St. Paul Buzzing About Project To Become Bee-FriendlyThe City of St. Paul is buzzing about the chance to be bee-friendly. And when they're talking about being bee-friendly, they're talking about a program involving bee habitats.
Minneapolis Boosts Commitment To Protecting BeesThe City of Minneapolis passed a resolution Friday morning to protect the city's dwindling bee population. The resolution means the city will now plant more food for pollinators and decrease pesticide use on land the city owns and manages.