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Pipeline builders plan habitats for pollinators.

Builders of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have announced that new butterfly and bee pollinator habitats will be established along the pipeline route while opponents of the natural gas transmission line are hosting a summit Saturday in Wilson.

By LINDELL JOHN KAY

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Santa Barbara’s bee whisperer.

Nick Wigle saves hidden hives with love and kindness.

There is a man among us who talks to the bees. They spoke recently on a warm Sunday morning in my driveway. Nick Wigle was standing with his hands on his hips, squinting down at a small gas-meter vault packed with 3,000 stinging residents. “All right, guys,” he said. “We’re going to take this nice and easy.” The hive buzzed back, its low tone telegraphing the gentleness unique to Santa Barbara’s bees.

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No offense, American bees, but your sperm isn't cutting it.

This story is for mature bees only.

Seducing a honeybee drone — one of the males in a colony whose only job is to mate with the queen — is not too difficult. They don’t have stingers, so you just pick one up. Apply a little pressure to the abdomen and the drone gets randy, blood rushing to his endophallus, bringing him to climax.

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Wildlife faces climate's survival and sex problems.

Climate change is likely to bring bad times for many bee species, and tricky sex problems for marine turtles too.

Climate change is likely to bring bad times for many bee species, and tricky sex problems for marine turtles too.

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Report: Global warming threatens North Carolina's bees.

Global warming and urbanization are threatening bee populations across the country. One factor in that threat is heat. At high temperatures, bees become unable to reproduce, fly or even walk.

Global warming and urbanization are threatening bee populations across the country. One factor in that threat is heat. At high temperatures, bees become unable to reproduce, fly or even walk.

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Beekeepers sweeten solar sites with the 'Tesla of honey.'

By pairing pollinators with solar farms, Travis and Chiara Bolton are reimagining commercial beekeeping.

Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey'

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How to protect our disappearing bumble bees.

Homeowners, community members, school gardeners, farmers—everyone can help.

Homeowners, community members, school gardeners, farmers—everyone can help

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