ARTICLES RELATING TO INSECTS

A Parys company is selling a 'cure' for the pest that is killing Joburg’s urban forest – while government investigates its ‘false’ claims

2019-09-19 07:03

A tiny beetle, which carries a fungus with it, is threatening thousands of trees around the country. Pan African Farms says it has a solution – but the question is still wether that solution is toxic.

Locusts, mopani worms and termites – 'It’s time to reclaim traditional staple food'

2019-08-02 12:03

More of a novelty than a star ingredient, insects are in fact nutrient rich. Yet they have fallen off many a menu, despite their health benefits.

Eating insects will soon go mainstream as bug protein is set to explode into an R114 billion business

2019-06-25 17:10

Eating bugs is becoming increasingly common as the global population swells and Gen Z seeks more sustainable alternatives to traditional meat.

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Watch: Why fruit flies are so hard to kill

Fruit flies can smell food from over a kilometer away and can lay up to 100 eggs a day. To get rid of them, make a trap and throw out rotting fruit.

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Cape Town races to save trees from destructive beetle borer

2019-05-16 12:48

The City of Cape Town is racing to deal with a newly identified beetle infestation of the Polyphagous shot hole borer in the metro.

Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

2019-04-19 22:54

A new study has found that more than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating fruits and vegetables across New England are on the decline.

WATCH: Helsinki food festival serves up maggots and crickets to save the environment

2018-11-30 11:58

Finnish chefs are betting that sustainable insect cuisine will be the sustainable protein of the future.

Spying on bees reveals pesticides impair social behaviour

2018-11-09 14:05

A new study that allowed humans to spy on bumblebees inside their nests showed that pesticides can impair social behaviour, making it hard for bees to eat and rear their young, researchers said.

A miniature universe exists just beyond our sight — these photos capture it in beautiful, breathtaking detail

2018-10-14 07:15

In honor of the beauty and scientific importance of microscope photos, or micrographs, the Nikon Small World contest rounds up the best images every year.

WATCH: 'Blind mosquitoes' invade Russian port city

2018-08-30 20:32

Swarms of non-biting midges invaded the port city of Taganrog, leaving roads and sidewalks covered with a slippery layer.

 

Finally: A solution to get rid of the beetle that is killing SA's trees

2019-08-10 10:05

A new technology developed by a South African company is the first to prove effective in killing the polyphagous shot hole borer, a tiny beetle that has been killing trees worldwide at an alarming rate.

WATCH | Grasshoppers invade Las Vegas strip

2019-07-29 10:30

A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers is sweeping through the Las Vegas area. WATCH NOW.

Cape Town experts battle invasive tree killing borer beetle

2019-06-13 07:52

The City of Cape Town has brought in a number of experts to assist residents in removing trees infested with the invasive Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle.

WATCH: Invasive beetle is killing SA’s trees. Here’s how to spot the signs

2019-05-17 10:50

An invasive beetle that is killing trees in South Africa has been sighted in Somerset West. Here's how to spot the signs in your garden. Watch.

Six injured in Free State bee attack

2019-05-11 15:12

A school outing turned into a nightmare as children and teachers have been attacked by bees.

3 surprising reasons you should add bugs to your diet

2018-12-03 18:41

Insects are surprisingly nutritious and they're much more environmentally friendly to farm than pigs or cattle.

DIY insect farms: Are you willing to give up meat and farm your own protein?

2018-11-27 14:05

Would you rather go vegan or farm your own insects for protein instead of meat?

WATCH: Could insects feed the hungry world of tomorrow?

2018-10-16 10:33

As our food resources are steadily being depleted, social entrepreneurs are looking to insects as the answer to conquering world hunger.

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WATCH: Business is buzzing at this Ford dealership as bees create hive on tyre

The sweet deals at a Ford dealership in Blackheath, Johannesburg seem to have attracted bee-zarre clientele.

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Could eating crickets boost your health?

2018-08-30 09:00

New research shows that eating crunchy crickets helps boost your natural gut bacteria and improves your overall health.

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