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Oh, so maybe that’s what happened to the honey bees

The world’s bee population, as we’ve discussed here many times, appears to be plummeting. And, as you might imagine, it’s kind of a big deal, seeing as how a huge percentage of our crops require pollination. So, scientists have been working diligently these past few years to figure it out. The culprit, we’ve been told, […]

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Giving thanks to our robotic bee saviors

As we were recently talking about honeybees, the epidemic known as colony collapse, and the need for more local beekeepers, I thought that you might be interested in this recent Indian study showing that cell phones could play a part in hive collapse. Here’s a clip from an article on the study: …when a mobile […]

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City Bees

I like how some people argue against gay marriage, saying that it’ll invariably lead to people marrying animals, puppets, household appliances and the like. I enjoy conversations about slippery slopes. Right now, here in Ypsi, it’s the slippery slope of animal husbandry that seems to have some individuals concerned. Now that City Council has voted […]

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