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Four recent articles on honey bee health cover a range of subjects – the science behind current research efforts, background on what has been happening with bee health, and what people learned at Monsanto’s Honey Bee Health Summit in June 2013.

Burt’s Bees Social Responsibility Report Draws on Lessons from Bees

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This post was written by Paula Alexander, director of Sustainable Business for Burt’s Bees and president of the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation.

Authenticity, transparency and sustainability are important strands of the Burt’s Bees brand DNA. We bring this to life through the “% natural” indicator on our labels and through our Sustainability Report.

The Buzz Over Bees

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Bees may be small, but the movement to save them is getting bigger by the day, and the plight of the bee just might be one of the most buzzed about issues in cause. What was once a niche issue is now becoming commonplace, as more companies realize disappearing bees are bad for business.

Since 2006, beekeepers have reported on the rapid disappearance of adult worker honey bees known as Colony Collapse Disorder, and companies have taken note.

The Art of Beekeeping on Urban Farms

The back-to-the-land movement is bringing honeybees back to their city home
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Urban beekeeping can be a rewarding complement to small-scale farming, but honeybees face challenges, including vandals and colony collapse disorder.

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Urban beekeeping can be a rewarding complement to small-scale farming, but honeybees face challenges, including vandals and colony collapse disorder.

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