Bees

An extreme close up of a tiny robotic bee perched on the end of a toothpick.

A robotic bee prototype in the early stages of development, capable of replicating buzz pollination. (Mario Vallejo-Marin)

George Washington University
Robotic bees are being developed to study buzz pollination and help support the conservation of declining bee populations across the globe.
A woman in a white shirt is surrounded by wildlife rangers wearing green jumpsuits. The group holds a large white picture frame with text that reads, "I conquered the Wildlife Ranger Challenge. #ForWildlifeRangers," and five logos of supporting organizations fill the bottom of the frame.

Wildlife lawyer and farmer Taku Mutezo, in white, poses for a photograph at the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a project to both raise funds and awareness of the struggles facing wildlife rangers across Africa. (Photo courtesy Taku Mutezo)

Mandela Washington Fellow
Wildlife lawyer and farmer Taku Mutezo has a solution to Zimbabwe's human-wildlife conflict that uses natural and local resources, and benefits the community as well.
Constructed hives that house bees in the middle of a field under a cloudy sky

Here, the UM Beekeeper Club's hives are still in hibernation. (Gracey Massengill/University of Mississippi)

University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi recently joined the worldwide effort to save pollinators by housing honey bees at the University of Mississippi Field Station.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
This story examines the social and ecological problem of having honeybees in the U.S.

(Photo courtesy of Good of the Hive)

The George Washington University
Artist and advocate Matthew Willey is painting a mural above the Great Ape House at the Smithsonian National Zoo to raise awareness about honey bee health.
The George Washington University
Amongst a concrete jungle lies wildlife most of us have chosen to ignore, except this campus grounds manager and his university, who seek to redefine what it means to be on campus.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Scientific uncertainty hindering local farmers who are trying to turn bombs to beets while fighting for food sovereignty in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
A podcast talking about invasive species, with a focus on the wool carder bee.

Dave Hunter, founder of Crown Bees, a bee nursery and supply business in Woodinville, Wash., speaks at the USDA event. (Eric Englert/Medill)

Northwestern University
The USDA gets public input on its Native Bee Monitoring Plan.
The George Washington University
The battle begins on the rooftop.

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