bees http://kvpr.org en Valley Edition: March 11 - Entrepreneurs; Fight For Water Film; Prison Sterilizations; SXSW http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-march-11-entrepreneurs-fight-water-film-prison-sterilizations-sxsw <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Valley Edition</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;FM89 reporter Ezra David Romero reports on Valley entrepreneurs while host Joe Moore leads conversations on the film <a href="http://www.thefightforwaterfilm.com/">Fight For Water</a>, unaut Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:37:15 +0000 Ezra David Romero 29533 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: March 11 - Entrepreneurs; Fight For Water Film; Prison Sterilizations; SXSW Bees Feel The Effects of California Drought http://kvpr.org/post/bees-feel-effects-california-drought <div><p>The California drought has left honey bees without their normal supply of wildflowers to feed on. Beekeepers have supplemented the bees’ diet, but supplementation lacks the nutrition needed to keep hives healthy. Millions of colonies of bees are now pollinating almond orchards, giving the bees some relief. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, it’s likely to be only temporary.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:40:41 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 29503 at http://kvpr.org Bees Feel The Effects of California Drought New Study Examines Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies http://kvpr.org/post/new-study-examines-collapse-honey-bee-colonies <p>The collapse of honey bee populations in the U.S. is the result of a number of factors, ranging from insects and diseases to pesticides, according to new study released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection agency.</p><p>The report says a parasitic mite is the single most destructive pest to bee populations, and is closely linked with what has come to be known as colony collapse disorder.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 00:16:42 +0000 Joe Moore 14549 at http://kvpr.org New Study Examines Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies Honey Bee Shortage Could Sting Almond Growers http://kvpr.org/post/honey-bee-shortage-could-sting-almond-growers <p></p><div><p>A honey bee shortage in California could sting almond growers this season. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, there aren’t enough bees to pollinate the crops of California’s largest export.</p></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California gets about 75 percent of its bees from other states. But drought, malnutrition and disease killed many of the bees over the winter. The winter losses are still being counted.</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:45:35 +0000 Amy Quinton 10878 at http://kvpr.org Honey Bee Shortage Could Sting Almond Growers