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Winter Stings Boston’s Beehives with Unexpected Hive Deaths

Last summer, Jennifer Kolchinsky enjoyed sitting with her four-year-old daughter on their back deck in front of two beehives, watching their bees, full of pollen, […]

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There Are Literally Thousands of Bees in Copley Square

Hovering a few dozen feet above Copley Square, thousands of bees are hard at work. On the second-level balcony of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, they buzz […]

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This Billerica Selectman’s Video About Bee Poop Is Performance Art

Last week, the Lowell Sun reported that the board of health in Billerica had threatened a local apiary with daily fines if it didn’t change the flight […]

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Bees Are Pooping All Over Billerica, and People Are Getting Upset

Ah, Billerica: Home of pitching ace Tom Glavine, middle school robotics prodigies, a selectman-turned-vigilante-painter-turned-state-rep-candidate, and loads and loads of bee excrement. One family says the […]


The Seaport Hotel Is Trying to Save the Bees

There’s a lot of buzz around the Seaport Hotel. On Wednesday, the hotel planted a new rooftop garden, where it will grow tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, […]


The Secret to One of the Country’s Best Gins? Bees.

In the wide, dizzying terrain of craft gin, small-batch producers tend to put in inordinate amount of pride in the breadth and diversity of their […]


Insecticide Harms Bee Colonies During Winter, Study Says

Honey bees are still dying at rapid rates, and a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that widely used neonicotinoids—a […]

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Bees That Swarmed Yellow Car in Dorchester Now Living in the South End

On Monday in Dorchester, this happened: This car in Uphams Corner is covered in bees! @universalhub @massaudubon @pdrosso @oldmanwalkey @notifyboston twitter.com/OFFtheDOT/stat… — Off the Dot […]

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Bee Town: Endangered Nationally, Honeybees Are Thriving in Boston

Endangered nationally, honeybees are thriving in Boston.