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Achoo! 5 essential reads for pollen season

As spring expands across North America, trees, shrubs and flowers are releasing pollen, and as pollen travels, it also triggers allergies in some 25 million Americans - this roundup of articles describes recent findings on coping with pollen season.... Read more»

Combination of agricultural chemicals kills more bees than previously thought

The combined effects of multiple agricultural chemicals, such as pesticides and herbicides, are having a greater impact on bee mortality than previously believed, and the underestimations mean that bees are not protected by current regulatory processes, researchers warn.... Read more»

Landscaper dies after SW Side bee attack

A Tucson man died Monday morning after bees attacked him and a coworker on a landscaping job on the Southwest Side. An elderly resident was hospitalized after the incident, but is stable and expected to be released. ... Read more»

How hikers can avoid a bee attack, and what to do if it happens

Recent bee attacks have turned normal summer outings into a deadly encounters. But there are precautions that hikers can take to avoid an attack, and appropriate ways to react if one happens. ... Read more»

Arizona beekeepers can't keep up with demand

Locally produced honey is flying off the shelves – so much so that many honey producers cannot meet the production demands. “I’m not having problems selling my honey,” beekeeper Dennis Arp said. “I’m having problems with producing enough.”... Read more»

Tucson scientists developing supplement to keep bees alive

Malnutrition may play a role in a decline in bee colonies that has fueled headlines and public concern, according to experts at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson. They're developing a supplement. ... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: 'Stamp out Hunger' this Saturday

Interviews with Sen. Linda Lopez, Dr. Keith Boesen of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel, TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, Bill Carnegie of the Community Food Bank of Arizona and Dan Turrentine of the Letter Carriers Association, plus Councilman Paul Cunningham... Read more»

Experts: Swarms moving, but too early to predict busy bee season

Over the past two weeks, officials at Arizona State University closed off parts of the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses four times due to bee swarms. Bee attacks reported in Tucson and the Valley have left several dogs dead and injured people.... Read more»

Honey health benefits touted as bees face extinction

Sweet, healthy, vital for the planet, and perhaps even a good model for society. This is how beekeepers at a Honey Fair in France this fall described bees and the products made within their hives. "Without the bee, the human race would die within five years," said one beekeeper.... Read more»