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'Zombie' bees put East Coast beekeepers on edge

Are the Flying Dead taking their invasion to the East Coast? Vermont beekeepers face mite infestations, extreme temperature swings and the possibility of colony collapse. Last fall, a new threat emerged: zombie bees. Beekeeper Anthony Cantrell of Burlington discovered the "Zom-bees" in his hive in October, the first time they'd ...

Florida Citrus Farmers Prepare for Cold Weather

Florida Citrus Farmers Prepare for Cold Weather

Winter is making a comeback in North Central Florida. While the weather remains pleasant during the day, citrus farmers are preparing for near-freezing temperatures expected to hit overnight. (Jan. 6)

Virtual Farmers Market: Front Door Delivery

Virtual Farmers Market: Front Door Delivery

Want locally grown, organic cauliflower, but can't make it to the farmers market? A new online service called Good Eggs lets shoppers buy fruits, vegetables and artisan foods from local producers -- and delivers them to your home or office....

Mobile Butchery Keeps Small Farmers on the Job

Mobile Butchery Keeps Small Farmers on the Job

Small-scale farmers in Kentucky and other states are using mobile slaughterhouses to keep costs down and stay in business. These do-it-yourself trailers are used to kill, clean, package, and freeze livestock on site. (Dec. 11)

Food-tech Startups Take Aim at Chicken, Eggs

Food-tech Startups Take Aim at Chicken, Eggs

Can plants replace chicken and eggs? Food-tech startups are bringing Silicon Valley-style innovation to a food system they say harms the environment, animals and human health. (Dec. 9)

Ziplines Give Aerial View of Alligator Farm

Ziplines Give Aerial View of Alligator Farm

Close, but not too close. One of Florida's oldest attractions, the Alligator Farm in St Augustine, has added ziplining to give tourists a whole new way to experience wild gators and crocodiles. It's ziplining with an extra zing. (Nov. 27)

Experimental Wheat Could Change Farming

Experimental Wheat Could Change Farming

Researchers in Kansas are attempting to reverse what they consider to be a critical mistake our ancestors made some 10,000 years ago - the planting of annual crops instead of perennials. They want to replace standard wheat with wheatgrass. ...

Secret, Dirty Cost of Obama's Green Power Push

Secret, Dirty Cost of Obama's Green Power Push

AP Investigation: Obama's green energy drive comes with an unadvertised environmental cost. Experts say the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than previously thought, and worse than the government admits today. (No...

Tipsy Turkeys? NH Birds Fed Beer for Flavor

Tipsy Turkeys? NH Birds Fed Beer for Flavor

Farmer Joe Morette of Henniker, New Hampshire literally stumbled upon his idea for making turkeys taste better. He says giving them beer instead of water was the result of a happy accident. (Nov. 8)

Australian Cows Star in 'Surrealistic' Escape

Australian Cows Star in 'Surrealistic' Escape

A black and white herd of Australian dairy cows have been lead to a beach in the name of art. The animals are part of an unique work of art created by surrealist artist Andrew Baines. (Oct. 24)

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