insects http://kcur.org en Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? http://kcur.org/post/corn-dust-killing-bees <p></p><p>Nathan Anderson stops his red pick-up truck alongside a cornfield on his farm near Cherokee, Iowa. The young farmer pulls on a heavy brown hoodie, thick, long, sturdy gloves and a beekeeper’s hat with a screened veil. He approaches a pair of hives sitting on the edge of a field recently planted with corn and adjusts a yellow plastic flap that traps some of the pollen the bees bring back to their hive.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 12:49:32 +0000 Amy Mayer 56364 at http://kcur.org Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? Pollinators: Butterflies And Bees http://kcur.org/post/pollinators-butterflies-and-bees <p>Who doesn’t love Monarch Butterflies?&nbsp; Could you imagine the loss we would feel if they disappeared?&nbsp; Our guest on Central Standard today will talk to us about the decline of monarch butterfly populations.&nbsp; It comes down to a loss of habitat.&nbsp;&nbsp; We discuss the severity of the situation and what we can do to help turn things around?&nbsp; We also discuss threats to bees and the implications of having another pollinator at risk.&nbsp; Our guest works for K-U.&nbsp; <strong>Orley “Chip” Taylor</strong> is a trained insect ecologist and founded <a href="http://www.monarchwatch.org/">Monarch Watch</a> some 20-years ago.&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s an opportunity to learn about monarch butterflies….</p><p></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:25:51 +0000 Bill Anderson & Matthew Long-Middleton 35518 at http://kcur.org Pollinators: Butterflies And Bees Endangered Beetles Hit the Dirt http://kcur.org/post/endangered-beetles-hit-dirt <p>For the first time ever, an endangered species has been released back into Missouri prairies. The American Burying Beetle may be back on its way to thriving, though in this beetle&#39;s world, thriving means living underground and feasting on meatballs.&nbsp;<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> </span></p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:26:59 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 20105 at http://kcur.org Endangered Beetles Hit the Dirt Top Of The Morning News: Monday, May 14, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-may-14-2012 <p>Missouri and Kansas lawmakers wrap up their legislative sessions.&nbsp; Corn farmers are expecting record breaking crop.&nbsp; Missouri agriculture officials work to create a buzz about bees.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a roundup of daily headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Mon, 14 May 2012 13:20:08 +0000 Maria Carter 17603 at http://kcur.org