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    Black Locust to Tupelo: 9 honeys made from Trees

    Bees need trees: from Black Locust to Tupelo Did you know that bees make most of their living from trees? Trees such as the Black Locust are major sources of nectar, which honey bees transform into sweet honey. According to the National Honey Board, “There are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United […]

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    Announcing the Sponsor-A-Hive grant recipients

    We launched the Sponsor-A-Hive grant in 2015 with a simple idea – strategically place honey and solitary bees in locations where they can bolster bee populations, advance education and pollinate locally grown food. To qualify for the Sponsor-A-Hive Grant, nonprofits go through a comprehensive application and evaluation process.  From this broad group of qualified candidates, […]

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    Indiana University’s Keepers of the Bees

    Indiana University students, faculty and staff have joined in the fight to save the honey bee. Under a cloudless blue sky one June morning at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center at Indiana University, Ellie Symes bent over a new hive the Beekeeping Club at Indiana University (IU) had installed just a few weeks earlier. “Oh yeah, that […]

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    Bee poems: Hum by Mary Oliver

    Here is another poem honoring honey bees, 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 […]

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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 the documentary, MORE THAN HONEY? 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 […]

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    Remembering EB White

    EB White’s playful poem on queen rearing 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 […]

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

    LIFE Magazine Aug 11, 1952, and a showcase of paintings depicting life inside the hive 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 […]

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