Honey Bees

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Pesticides May Be To Blame For Bee Die-Off In California, Nation

Honeybees have been dying at an alarming rate for years, but a new government survey shows nearly a third of the nation’s honeybees died over the winter. Some beekeepers said the problem may have to do with what is being sprayed on the food we eat.

05/23/2013

A honey bee sits on a cucumber plant's flower. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SFSU Researchers: Parasite Fly Turns Bees Into ‘Zombies’

Researchers at San Francisco State University said they have found another explanation for the honey bee die-off: A parasitic fly that hijacks their bodies and causes them to abandon hives.

01/04/2012

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