africanized honeybees, tips for honeybee attacks

Tips for Attacks by Africanized Honeybees

With the summer season coming up, worries about aggressive bees and the risks of stings increase, especially given some species’ tendency to swarm when their colony, honey stores, or larvae are threatened. Despite any fears people have of honeybees—fueled by personal experiences, observational learning, or old horror movies—the truth is the most common species in…

venom pesticides, bee-friendly pesticide options

A Safer Pesticide From a Deadly Spider’s Venom

The threat to honeybees presented by pesticides—specifically those with neonicotinoids—have become so well-known beyond the scientific community that even companies like Scotts Miracle-Gro have started the process of discontinuing their use permanently by certain dates and substituting those harmful products with safer alternatives. Given the rate of loss being around 45 percent of colonies per…