bees http://wkms.org en Kentucky Beekeepers Studying Hive Loss http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-beekeepers-studying-hive-loss <p>Beekeepers from across the Commonwealth are still looking for some way to stop the loss of their hives.&nbsp; The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association stages its spring meeting in Richmond this weekend.&nbsp; The nation’s agriculture industry is coping with a massive die-off of the essential insect.&nbsp; Besides honey production, bees are essential to the pollination of some crops.&nbsp; Currently, association Vice President Jim Coss says they’re scrutinizing farm chemicals.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:24:16 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 30865 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Beekeepers Studying Hive Loss The Morning Cram [busy bee edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-busy-bee-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>Many fruit and nut farmers rely on <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/03/01/173167125/wild-bees-are-good-for-crops-but-crops-are-bad-for-bees">honeybee hives</a> to pollinate and continue growing their crop, but the honeybees just can’t do the work by themselves anymore. They need the help of other wild bees to get the job done. Those other bees, though, are disappearing, and it’s puzzling scientists. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:07:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 28743 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [busy bee edition]