Today’s Solutions: June 21, 2024

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Insect informants—Bees help Italy’s Carabinieri police force fight pollution

Italy’s special police force, the Carabinieri, is known for handling high-profile criminals such as the mafia. However, they also are charged with the important responsibility of protecting local forests and the surrounding environment. To do so, the Carabinieri has worked closely with an Read More...

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Have an old campaign sign? Donate it to a beekeeper!

During election season, it’s completely normal to see front yards covered with campaign signs. But now that the election season is over, what should be done with all these political signs? Rather than toss it in the trash, a beekeeper in Florida is asking people to donate them to help keep her Read More...

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American honeybees are bouncing back after a bad year

When it comes to beekeeping, the number of winter deaths within a bee colony is a crucial indicator of the colony’s health. Colonies will always see a percentage of the population wiped out by colder temperatures and less abundant flowers, but what’s most important in this case is how many Read More...

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Albanian beekeepers expect a record year as bees thrive during the pandemic

Dressed in a protective bee suit on the base of Morava mountain in southeast Albania, 68-year-old Gezim Skermo had a wonderful declaration to make: “It’s been a golden year for bees.” At least, in Albania that is the case. With factories and farms silenced by the coronavirus shutdown, Read More...

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This innovative device helps beekeepers take better care of their hives

Beekeepers frequently open up their hives to check on them, but doing so adds to their workload and stresses out the bees. That's why a team of Dutch entrepreneurs set out to develop a high-tech alternative, resulting in the BEEP base hive-monitoring system. The base itself is a weatherproof Read More...

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These displaced coal miners are finding new, greener work in beekeeping

Do coal miners really love mining coal—and therefore, advocate to keep coal mines open? Or is it that they need the income that coal mining gives them to support themselves and their families? For most miners, the latter is the truth, but as more coal mines across the country shut down despite a Read More...

Why beekeeping is big business

Why beekeeping is big business these days

How do beekeepers make most of their money? While honey may seem like the obvious answer, the real answer is that beekeepers make most of their money from pollination services where they provide hives to farmers. Just look to California where nearly 80 percent of the world’s almonds are grown. Read More...

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How a beekeeping business revived this little Russian village

Guzel Sanzhapova couldn’t bare seeing the Russian village where her grandmother was born to lose all its inhabitants. That’s why she launched a series of crowdfunding campaigns in 2014 to raise enough money to get a honey-making business off the ground that could employ people in the region who Read More...