New film: "Bee Meditation" captures bees social interactions in slow-mo.
New course schedule: We've posted a schedule of 2010 Beekeeping courses here, including a description of each course.
Aug 22, 2008 CCD Update: NRDC has filed a lawsuit to force the federal government to release studies on the effect of the pesticide clothianidin on honey bees. NRDC alleges the EPA has evidence of connections between pesticides and CCD. (story)
Sept 8, 2008: Is "ElectroSmog" Destroying the Planet's Bee Population? "According to controversial research by Dr. Ulrich Warnke, of the University of Saarland in Germany,
who has been studying the effects of man-made electrical fields on wildlife for more than 30 years, 'an unprecedented dense mesh of artificial magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic fields' is being generated, disrupting the 'natural system of information' on which the species rely. Bees are able to change the polarity of their antennae at will, which enables them to navigate using the Earth's magnetic fields." (full story)
You can jump around as you choose in the playlist; if you just let it run, it will play each clip consecutively. If the clip stops to rebuffer a lot, just pause the video and let it buffer up ahead. (To watch videos in full screen mode: click the video currently playing; this will launch a new window with the same video at Youtube. Just below the logo on the lower right is a full screen button.)
Where Have The Bees Gone? Dennis van Engelsdorp speaking at the last TED Conference.