Close up of bees on Jackson Street bridge. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Relax! Loop Honeybee Cluster Is Just A Non-Aggressive Royal Escort

These clumping critters are minding their own beeswax, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


A bumblebee collects pollen from a dandelion flower. (Photo credit: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Save The Bees (And Our Food), Buy Plants Without Neonicotinoids

If you have a yard or a garden, you might want to ask some questions next time you’re buying flowers or seedlings at a nursery or anywhere plants are sold.


(File photo credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/GettyImages)

Clarendon Hills Approves Installing Beehives Behind Police Station

Bees are invading the area around a west suburban police station and officers say, that’s just the way they want it, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.



Burglar Steals Bees From Urban Farm

The McKinley Park Community Garden lost a little of its color this month. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Recent photo of an Asian predatory wasp (vespa velutina), a predator of honey bee hives, which has installed itself in several southrn regions of France.  (Photo credit should read JEAN HAXAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bumper Crop Of Bees, Wasps And Hornets Leading To More People Getting Stung

If you or someone you love has been stung, at least you’re not alone, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Swarm Of Bees Temporarily Shuts Down Several Gates At O’Hare Sunday

O’Hare Airport was buzzing Sunday and not just with returning Fourth of July travelers, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


(File photo credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/GettyImages)

Skokie Rejects Beekeeping Ban

Backyard beekeepers may continue their hobby for now in the village of Skokie.


(File photo credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/GettyImages)

Bee Swarm Complicates Rescue Of Fisherman In Des Plaines

Firefighters and the patient received some stings, but they made it to the safety of an ambulance.


Photo Of Chickens. (David Silverman/Getty Images)

Mundelein Village Board Tables Ordinance To Allow Chickens, Bees In Backyards

Residents of a Mundelein are at odds over the birds and the bees – in the literal sense, that is.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012


Allergic Reaction Killed Man In Bee Attack

Authorities have ruled that a Roselle man who was attacked by bees in September died of an allergic reaction from the stings.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011


Roselle Man Dies After Being Stung By Bees

An autopsy scheduled for Wednesday could determine whether bee stings contributed to the death of a Roselle man who died on Monday, apparently while trying to get rid of a beehive outside his home.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011


Can You Dig It: The Wonder Of Bees

Bees are one of the most important creatures in nature; without them, flowers wouldn’t get pollinated and many plants would die out.

CBS 2–08/04/2011


Northwest Indiana Beekeepers Take A Hit

As concern grows about the disappearance of honeybees around the world, new reports say the conditions this past winter made the crisis even worse.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011


Oak Park Village Board To Weigh Legalizing Beekeeping

The Oak Park Village Board takes up the issue of beekeeping at its meeting Monday night.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2011


New Documentary Warns Of Vanishing Honeybees

Patrons at the Gene Siskel Film Center Sunday learned about the mysterious disappearance of bees in the U.S. and around the world, at the screening of a new documentary.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Beehives At Kline Creek Farm. (DuPage Forest Preserve District Photo)

Sweet! DuPage Farm Opens Facility To Process Honey

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (STMW) – DuPage County just got a little sweeter. Fulfilling the dream of longtime volunteer Dr. Lawrence DuBose, the Forest Preserve District on Saturday opened its new Honey House at Kline Creek […]