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Pollinator Gardens on Bus Stop Roofs Grow Across Europe

Pollinator Gardens on Bus Stop Roofs Grow Across Europe

Across Europe, more and more bus stops are sporting a new look — with lush green roofs designed to support pollinators. The number of bus stops topped with pollinator gardens is expected to increase another 50% in the UK alone by the end of this year. The “bee bus stops” began popping up in Utrecht, […]

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    ‘No Mow May’ Movement Seeks to Provide Food for Hungry Bees

    ‘No Mow May’ Movement Seeks to Provide Food for Hungry Bees

    This is the first week in May, when many bees in the U.S. wake up from their winter hibernation and smell the flowers.  Now, you can support these essential pollinators in their search for nectar by participating in No Mow May and letting wildflowers grow on your lawn.  “[W]hen we leave our weeds, or things […]

    Birds and Bees Make Better Coffee, Study Finds

    Birds and Bees Make Better Coffee, Study Finds

    For many people, one rich, pleasant smell signals the start of a new day more than any other: coffee. Different techniques have been used to get the best cup of the caffeine-rich liquid, from a French press to the pour-over method. A unique new study has found that the secret to better coffee is really […]

    EPA Expected to Extend Use of Bee-Killing Pesticides

    EPA Expected to Extend Use of Bee-Killing Pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to approve a proposal to extend the use of four neonicotinoids for the next 15 years. These pesticides are known to be especially dangerous for essential pollinators, like bees and butterflies, and have been linked to the widespread decline of insect populations. Despite citing the pesticides imidacloprid, […]

    Small Gardens Can Make a Big Difference for Urban Bees

    Small Gardens Can Make a Big Difference for Urban Bees

    Small urban gardens can still make a big difference for bees and other pollinators.  A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology this month found that the amount of nectar produced by gardens in a UK city was not contingent upon their size.  “Most of the nectar produced in gardens is by a […]