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.
Good Question: Why Do Bees Sting?Why do bees sting? Good Question.
More Bad News For Minnesota Beekeepers The latest national survey by the Bee Informed Partnership shows Minnesota’s beekeepers losing bee colonies at an alarming rate.
Bee-Keeping On Union Depot RooftopIf you see any bees buzzing around St. Paul they might be heading home to an unlikely place. There are five hives on the rooftop of the Union Depot with about 10,000 bees each.
Minnesotan To Meet: Beez Kneez Founder Kristy AllenAfter working on Bar Bell Bee Ranch, owned by her aunt and uncle, Kristy Allen decided to combine her two favorite things –bees and biking – to create her own business.
USDA To Spend $4M On Honey Bee Aid In 5 StatesThe federal government this fiscal year is providing $4 million in technical and financial assistance to help Midwestern farmers and ranchers improve the health of honeybees.
Scientists Study Number Of Minnesota Bee SpeciesMinnesota has hundreds of bee species. And now, for the first time, scientists are doing a count of how many bees call our state home. The count allows scientists to study relationships between population changes and pesticide use.
E-Cig Restrictions, Other New Laws Take Effect In MN TuesdayThe Minnesota Legislature passed scores of new laws this spring, and many of them take effect Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the more notable.
How Honeybees Are Helping Minnesotans With DisabilitiesHoneybees are helping to change the lives of some Minnesotans living with disabilities. Just last year, Midwest Special Services in Shoreview started a bee keeping program for its clients, making a sweet difference in their lives.
Warm Weather Draws Wasps Out Of Their NestsWhen out picnicking on a nice day, wasps aren't typically welcome. "I just run," Kelley Hart, from Waconia, said. But it seems like all of a sudden they're everywhere. "When you're outside picnicking, eating, grilling that type of stuff, that is when they come out quite a bit more," Hart said.
USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In MidwestThe U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees under a program to be announced Tuesday.