LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – I’ll never look at my garden bees in the same way again, knowing what those queen sweat bees are up to. Researchers at the University of Lausanne have shown that queen bees limit the food their first batch of daughters receive. The first brood remains small, workers who help raise the second […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – I’m watching the healthy bees in my mountain garden with new respect after reading a number of French media reports about the strange episode of blue honeys being produced in Alsace. Le Monde describes the situation best, saying morale was already pretty low for beekeepers, after a rough winter followed by a […]
I tripped over this great little video on what’s happening to our bees. It’s a mix of French and English, but one of the main messages is that intensive farming isn’t doing the ecosystem, including bees, much good. The group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament put this on their broadcast network.