Bees http://nhpr.org en A Decline In Bees: What's Going On With Our Pollinators? http://nhpr.org/post/decline-bees-whats-going-our-pollinators <p>Behind recent declines in bee populations are threats as diverse as pesticides, disease, and climate change. &nbsp;And fewer bees could mean a widespread hit to many types of agriculture. We’ll talk with beekeepers and researchers about what they’re seeing,&nbsp; also what the future might hold, and what could be done.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50691 at http://nhpr.org A Decline In Bees: What's Going On With Our Pollinators? Bee Hotel In Durham Open To Pollinators Only http://nhpr.org/post/bee-hotel-durham-open-pollinators-only <p>Bee populations are in decline worldwide. At UNH, researchers are beginning the first major assessment of diversity in New Hampshire’s bee populations. &nbsp;Part of that effort involves a "bee hotel" at&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.colsa.unh.edu/aes/woodman">Woodman Farm</a> in Durham.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:28:37 +0000 Emily Corwin 49903 at http://nhpr.org Bee Hotel In Durham Open To Pollinators Only 3.20.14: The Birds, The Bees, & The Birds And The Bees http://nhpr.org/post/32014-birds-bees-birds-and-bees <p></p><p></p><p>While the weather these days might not be an indicator, spring is officially here. Which got us thinking in the <em>Word of Mouth</em> pod...about the birds and the bees. And also birds and bees. On today's show a conversation about the most awkward talk a parent has to have: "<strong><em>the</em></strong> talk." Also, a bird expert tells us about this year's unusual snowy owl migration. We'll also hear about the next great frontier in self tracking apps: fertility apps.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">Listen to the full show and click&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Read More&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">for individual segments.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:11:53 +0000 Word of Mouth 45295 at http://nhpr.org 3.20.14: The Birds, The Bees, & The Birds And The Bees UNH Research: Bees Nearly Went The Way Of The Dinosaurs http://nhpr.org/post/unh-research-bees-nearly-went-way-dinosaurs <p></p><p></p><p>According to new research out of UNH, the same event that spelled the end of the dinosaurs nearly did in bees as well. An investigation into the genome of the small carpenter bee shows bee evolution ground to nearly a halt right around the time dinosaurs died out.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UNH professor Sandra </span>Rehan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was busy mapping out the ancestral trees of the four tribes of carpenter bees she studies when she noticed something funny: around 65 million years ago evolution paused.</span></p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:25:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 37423 at http://nhpr.org UNH Research: Bees Nearly Went The Way Of The Dinosaurs Hollis Town Hall Unsuspecting Home For Huge Beehive http://nhpr.org/post/hollis-town-hall-unsuspecting-home-huge-beehive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Contractors renovating the old Hollis Town Hall met with a surprise recently&mdash;a huge beehive inside one of the walls. &nbsp;Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Mark Le </span>Doux<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the bees were long gone.&nbsp; But they got a pretty clear tip-off before they even saw the hive.</span></p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 36666 at http://nhpr.org Hollis Town Hall Unsuspecting Home For Huge Beehive Hotel Beekeeper Takes To The Roof http://nhpr.org/post/hotel-beekeeper-takes-roof <p>By all accounts, New Hampshire is in the midst of a <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/beekeepings-costs-growing-along-its-popularity">bee-boom</a>: <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/beekeeping-new-hampshire">bee classes</a> and clubs are overflowing with new members. And a conference center in Concord that has caught the bug, but had to overcome a unique challenge to keep bees.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:24:31 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 31973 at http://nhpr.org Hotel Beekeeper Takes To The Roof Beekeeping In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/beekeeping-new-hampshire <p></p><p>Hundreds of first-time beekeepers across the state are anxiously awaiting their first shipment of honey bees this week. NHPR’s <strong>Ryan Lessard </strong><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/nh-bee-schools-are-big-and-getting-bigger" target="_blank">reports on</a> the growing popularity of the hobby and what it could mean for the pollinating insects’ struggle for survival.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:59:50 +0000 Ryan Lessard 26994 at http://nhpr.org Beekeeping In New Hampshire Beekeeping's Costs Growing Along With Its Popularity http://nhpr.org/post/beekeepings-costs-growing-along-its-popularity <p>As NHPR's Ryan Lessard recently reported, <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/nh-bee-schools-are-big-and-getting-bigger">beekeeping is increasing in popularity in the Granite State</a> - but the hobby is also getting more expensive. Joining us to explain why is Barbara Lawler, President of the New Hampshire Beekeepers Association.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 21:38:31 +0000 Brady Carlson 26965 at http://nhpr.org Beekeeping's Costs Growing Along With Its Popularity Attracting Backyard Pollinators http://nhpr.org/post/attracting-backyard-pollinators <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 23528 at http://nhpr.org Attracting Backyard Pollinators