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What’s the BUZZ? The Mating Ritual of the Honey Bee.

Ever wonder about the “bees” part of “the birds and the bees?” Well, turns out it isn’t all lollipops and rainbows. The queen of the colony is only there to produce baby bees and the drones (the only male bees in the colony) are only there to provide their services to the queen. Continue reading

What’s the BUZZ on Colony Collapse Disorder?

In 2006, the media buzzed with talk about the sudden and seemingly inexplicable mass disappearance of honey bees. This might have gone largely unnoticed by the general public if not for one particular oddity: not only were bees dying, they were also abandoning their colonies in droves, leaving hive after hive virtually empty. The Environmental Protection Agency labeled the problem Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), describing it as occurring “when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear.”

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What’s the BUZZ? Featuring Bella, the Queen Bee.

Champlain Publishing is teaming up with the Sustainability team and the Champlain Apiary to raise awareness about bees and our campus! This is the first in a series of educational blog posts about honey bees! Keep an eye out on campus for more posters and promotional materials coming soon.

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