4 results for author: Chris Doggett

How Honey Bees Stay Cool

Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range. New research also supports the theoretical construct of the bee hive as a superorganism — an entity in which its many members carry out specialized and vital functions to keep the whole functioning as a unit.  How Honey Bees Stay Cool

Weather Matters when you’re Traveling with Bees

As a commercial beekeeper, Dave watches the weather closely for warnings of the falling temperatures that can endanger his bees. He trucks thousands of hives from place to place to pollinate crops, keeping his eye on The Weather Channel forecast to ensure his fragile cargo stays safe. It's amazing out there.

Wolves Change All Manner of Things, Even Rivers

The following from CATCH THE BUZZ 4/20/14 The Wolves ate the Elk that ate the plants that grew the flowers that fed the bees that made the berries that fed the bears that eat the Elk. But will the bears eat the bees? And what about those rivers? Back in August last year THE BUZZ sent out this release from Oregon t dealing with getting things in Yellowstone National Park back to where they were in the first place. It was the first, and I encourage you to read it first, but then, watch the link below to see what happens next. We, being at the top of the food chain can screw things up pretty good sometimes, but when we want, we can fix what we’ve ...

No Bees, No Food – Pollination

Watch John Miller, Commercial Beekeeper from North Dakota and Northern California, discuss his role in the pollination industry. Commercial beekeeper John Miller has fought to help keep our world's natural pollinators alive. "The link between plants and bees is a seductive life cycle, and for 120 years my family has kept bees," he said, describing what he believes is the best job ever. However, over the last 70 years, America has lost half of its bee colonies due to their inability to find pasture, the increasing harm from pesticide and the viral predator bug, the verroa destructor. He came to TEDxUNC to remind us- no bees, no food.