• Put yourself in the shoes of a commercial beekeeper

    Looking at the honey bee problems from a commercial beekeepers perspective.

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  • Honeybees Need You to Eat Organics

    Honeybees are crucial pollinators responsible for every third bite on our dinner plate. A recent survey revealed that our humble honeybees are sicker than ever. Honeybee deaths this year were much higher than last year. And last year marked record-low honey production. Honey production dropped 12 percent, to 144 million pounds. More than 50 billion […]

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  • It’s Natl Honeybee Day! Share this video to raise awareness: http://bit.ly/beetalk

    Since 2006, more than three million honeybees in the U.S. and billions worldwide have mysteriously died, which affects one in three mouthfuls of food we eat. Help raise awareness – share this new public service announcement. [vsw id=”TvQY9NVxvFU” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Link to share: http://bit.ly/beetalk

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  • Bye-Bye Bees? Tomorrow is Natl Honeybee Day-spread the buzz! http://bit.ly/workerbees

    Tomorrow is National Honeybee Day.  Let’s share these videos to raise awareness and inspire people to act as stewards for bees and their natural environment. [vsw id=”gtPGkGlLa6E” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Link to share: http://bit.ly/workerbees

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  • Delightful Doublefile Viburnum ‘Shasta’-A Beloved Bee Plant.

    Viburnum plicatum (c) Michaela, The Gardener’s Eden Graceful, elegant and generous are but a few of the words that spring to mind when describing Doublefile Viburnum, (V. plicatum var. tomentosum); one of the most delightful species in my absolute favorite genus of woody plants. Although this shrub wears no perfume in springtime, she more than […]

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  • It is a Strange and Beautiful World

    “It is a strange and beautiful world.” — Roberto, the Italian tourist in Jim Jarmusch’s quirky 1986 movie, Down by Law Rosslyn Chapel is a medieval church in Scotland originally made famous because of the beauty of its architecture and storied history.  It began experiencing a bit of a renaissance as a tourist attraction recently […]

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  • Bees join the workforce: anti-terrorism

    Honeybees may soon be used for more than pollination.  Who knew that these insects could play a role in national security?  Scientists working with federal organizations, such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, have been training honeybees to augment dogs used for bomb detection.  Honeybees have a very sensitive olfactory sense, “just as good […]

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