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Stories related to: bees

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

What's The Story Behind The Massive Bee Die-Off In Fresno County?

May 16, 2017

A big bee kill just before almond pollination in Fresno County has county ag officials scrambling to find the cause. Beekeepers impacted say this shouldn't have happened. CapRadio’s Julia Mitric discusses her reporting and what she found.

Kathy Keatley Garvey

Work Of Yuba City Bee Keeper Slowed By Oroville Evacuation

February 17, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Mid-February is when beekeepers scramble to put tens of thousands of honey bees into California's almond orchards for pollination. The Oroville Dam evacuation order forced a Yuba City apiary to stand down.

Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Rooftop Bee Hives Elevate Urban Beekeeping

August 1, 2016 | Julia Mitric

When urbanites encounter honey bees, some run away in fear while others dream of honey. Two women are on a mission to help people feel more at ease with bees while boosting the urban ecosystem.

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Environment

UC Davis Buzzing About Bumblebee Scale

July 11, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

Bumblebees are small and fuzzy and they can sting you. But researchers at UC Davis need to weigh them to gauge their health. That's why students in two disciplines are working on a project to make it easier to weigh them.

Kathy Keatley Garvey

Tech Teams Working To Keep CA Bees Healthy

February 24, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

California's almond orchards are in bloom and that has the bees busy. Without the bees to pollinate there would be no almonds.

Photo courtesy Almond Board of California

Tips: Plants To Add To Your Garden To Attract Healthy Bees

June 12, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

Bee experts say urban gardeners often underestimate the importance of bees. Many of the plants in backyard gardens depend on bees for cross-pollination. But there are ways to create gardens that attract healthy bees.

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