• Bee poems: Hum by Mary Oliver

    HUM  by Mary Oliver What is this dark hum among the roses? The bees have gone simple, sipping, that’s all. What did you expect? Sophistication? They’re small creatures and they are filling their bodies with sweetness, how could they not moan in happiness? The little worker bee lives, I have read, about three weeks. Is […]

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  • The 5 best honey hacks for honey lovers

    The 5 best honey hacks for honey lovers – from food to beauty to healing

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  • We depend on pollinators for over 1/3 of the food we eat

    Must-watch video on the hidden beauty of pollination and pollinators.

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  • Why bees are disappearing: A TED talk by Marla Spivak

    The new TED Talk by Marla Spivak, professor of entomology, is about the decline in honey bee populations, monoculture, pesticides (including neonicotinoids) and how important it is to plant bee-friendly flowers.

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  • An interview with Markus Imhoff, the man behind MORE THAN HONEY

    We met with Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof to discuss his new documentary, MORE THAN HONEY What inspired you to create this documentary? My family for more than a hundred years has been involved with beekeeping. The kick was learning about all of the bees dying around the whole world. Creating this film seemed to me […]

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  • Remembering EB White

    As you may know, EB White was the author of the much-beloved books “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little” and “The Elements of Style.” But did you also know he was a dedicated beekeeper?   With a dash of humor, E.B. White addressed queen rearing in this poem, which was published in The New Yorker December 15, […]

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  • Remembering “The Life of the Bee,” Life Magazine 1952

    LIFE Magazine Aug 11, 1952. The cover, a black-and-white closeup of Joan Rice, announced her as “Robin Hood’s New Girlfriend”.  Also on the cover, a headline  announcing, “Farewell to Eva Peron.”  But what is not alluded to on the cover is the edit piece that you and I probably would have gotten the most delight out […]

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  • Remembering Dr. Charles Henry Turner

    Born on February 3, 1867 to former slaves, Dr. Charles Turner rose to become one of the preeminent entomologists in the United States. Dr. Turner earned his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Cincinnati and later became the first African-American to receive a Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Turner published […]

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  • Thank you Häagen Daz for the Honeybee Haven!

    Thank you Häagen-Dazs for the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis, which is scheduled to open on September 11th.  The Haven will not only serve as a research and pollinating facility but as a tool to raise awareness about the plight of honey bees.  As the Sacramento Bee has reported, “America is losing its […]

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  • 5 Reasons To Get A Taste For Local Honey

    September is National Honey Month. It’s an ideal time to celebrate honey and indulge in your craving for this sweet and viscous food known as “liquid gold.”  While indulging, why not focus on local honey, or honey made as close as possible to your home?  Here are five potent reasons to step away from the […]

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