| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Researchers at San Francisco University have found a potential new threat facing honeybees in the bay area. It's a fly parasite that preys on native bees and wasps. No, not the "wasps" you are thinking about.
This could be a serious problem for...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 5:37 PM
It's a story with a lot of buzz and a big ole' stinger.
Researchers at San Francisco State University say the reason bees have been disappearing is because of little critters called Apocephalus borealis.
The smaller-than-flea-sized pests hitch a ride on...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 4:18 PM
The Franklin County Beekeepers Association is conducting a five-session short course on beginning beekeeping for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper.
The Thursday classroom sessions will be March 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Even though 2011 was a down year for the housing market, it was an up year for housing events in Hampton Roads.
February through November, southeastern Virginia was the scene of three nationally recognized homes, as well as the Peninsula's own Parade...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Laguna Beach began 2011 by digging itself out of the mud. Homes, art studios, businesses, the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and the Anneliese School suffered damage and destruction in the December 2010 rainstorms.
Recovery was on everyone's mind.
| Dec 20, 2011
The Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association has announced plans for its annual Beginning Beekeepers Classes.
The introduction to beekeeping will be conducted at the West Virginia University Fruit Tree Research and Education Center near Kearneysville...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:03 PM
COSTA MESA — After sweeping the competition statewide, Costa Mesa High School's Business Academy will compete in New York City in March for a national title.
Mesa's two Virtual Enterprise companies, the Great Park Wildlife Center and Abeille,...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Wolfgang Oehme, a renowned landscape architect and a founder of the New American Garden movement, which incorporated windblown ornamental grasses and massed perennial plantings, died of cancer Thursday at his Towson home. He was 81.
"He was a...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Hours after a ribbon-cutting ceremony 50 years ago, the Jones Falls Expressway had its first pileup and subsequent traffic snarl.
Some things never change.
The JFX is the road we love to hate but can't live without, the city's Main Street where everyone...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Nature is humming along at Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course — quite literally.
The picturesque lodge and nine-hole golf course is the site of a new "green" initiative that combines locally-grown produce with the power of bees.
Six new table-...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 6:52 AM
It’s not easy to put a dollar figure on the beach, mountains and other natural assets, but the Piedmont Environmental Council is trying.
The Warrenton-based watchdog group issued a report Nov. 30 stating that Virginia’s natural goods and...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 1:05 AM
BLACKVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Kudzu - the ''plant that ate the South'' - has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called ''kudzu bug'' is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for...