Bee-ing prepared in Simon Fraser University’s mechatronics program

Graduate research in engineering doesn’t usually involve protective headgear or wielding a smoker, but when you’re trying to monitor thousands of bees, safety comes first

Bees are in decline but backyard hives won’t save them

Some experts say the trend of backyard beekeeping could at best do little to save bees, and at worst leave certain species worse off

Are bee hotels the answer to saving a species?

‘Bee hotels’ have been popping up as a possible aid for bee populations. But there are problems for those checking in.

The PBO’s side job is all the buzz

Jean-Denis Fréchette is a lifelong beekeeper

Editorial: Save the bees, but not with an all-out pesticide ban

The death of the honeybees is a serious matter, but a sweeping pesticide ban may actually make things worse

Photo essay: A bug’s life

Thanks to a high-quality camera, the insect world is in clearer focus than ever before


Building a better bee

A 79-year-old Englishman whose bees resist Varroa mites is part of a wave of hope for global food security