Archive for December, 2010

A New Year’s Resolution for Gardeners

We ♥ Mother Earth

Making Informed Choices About Gardening Practices and Products to Support a Healthy, Natural Environment

The new year often brings about a desire for change and personal reckoning. We make promises, resolutions and plans to better ourselves and the world around us. Over the past couple of years, many people have committed to building environmentally conscious, self-sufficient lives. As a result, gardening, particularly vegetable gardening, has re-emerged as a popular interest and hobby. Read the rest of this entry →


12 2010

I knew it …

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” Buddha

Sometimes you just know something, you know.  And when there isn’t any scientific evidence to prove it, you just have to wait until the science catches up. Well, it looks like they’re finally catching up.

I have posted about what might be causing colony collapse in the past.  Over the summer, Italy’s rebounding bee populations after banning neonicotinoids seemed very promising (Leave me the birds and the bees, please …).  It’s the theory that made the most sense to me then, and still does.  At the very least it seems to be a significant contributing factor in colony collapse, IMHO.

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12 2010

Thank You to our Donors

Thank you to our Donors! The Honeybee Conservancy is deeply grateful to the following individuals for their generous gift towards the “Sponsor A Hive” program:

  • Sydney M.–in memory of Sara Stone-Willis, who had been so active in saving bees in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Stephanie C.
  • Rebecca K.
  • Michelle L.
  • Woodenhive on Etsy
  • James P.


12 2010