Honey bee ‘cannot survive’ in polluted California lakes

A new study shows that honey bees that depend on the natural environment for food cannot survive in polluted lakes, and they are disappearing from the landscape.The findings, published Tuesday in the journal PLOS One, raise questions about whether the massive, industrial-scale use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the Midwest has poisoned the environment for years, leaving it barren of bees […]

Why manuka honey is the best honey you can buy, Axios

There’s a buzz on Twitter and Reddit about a new strain of manuka that looks promising to be the next crop of manju that could make a comeback.That new manuka will be better tasting, easier to grow, and more affordable than the manuka we have now.But as it turns out, it’s not manuka in the same way as the manju […]

Honey is back, and it’s a honey bee food

The bees are coming back, which means you’re going to want to get the best food for your honey bee family, says Dr Chris Williams, chief veterinary officer of the Bee Protection Society.“We need to make sure we have adequate food for our bee colonies,” he says.“They’re just really vital for their health.”Honey is a rich source of protein, fibre […]