• 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 bee grant recipients

    We launched the Sponsor-A-Hive bee 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 bee grant, nonprofits go through a comprehensive application and evaluation process.  From this broad group of […]

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  • ‘The Humble Honeybee’, a bee infographic by Hayden Loos

    An interview with Hayden Loos, the designer of this bee infographic Hayden took some time to answer some questions about this bee infographic, his interest in bees and how he takes his honey. You can see more of Hayden’s designs at www.haydenloos.com 1. What led you to create this bee infographic? I created this bee infographic […]

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  • 5 Bee Books for Children

    How can we educate children on honeybees and Colony Collapse disorder? Teachers and educators everywhere have been wondering if there are books out there that can be used in the classroom to teach students about honeybees and the problem of Colony Collapse Disorder. It can be hard to find books like these, and when you […]

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  • Bee House: What Kind is Right for Your Bees?

    Think you might like to become a bee keeper? First, thank you, thank you! Second, consider the bee basics and the bee house options that will get you started. Bee Basics As you ponder bee keeping, consider which of type of bees – honeybees or solitary bees – you want to host. You see, although […]

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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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  • Bees for Kids: Beehives Teach Kids 7 Vital Life Lessons

    What can kids learn from bees? Sure, we love the birds. But, for now, let’s talk about bees for kids – or, more precisely, the beehives that many schools are now hosting to teach kids. For one thing, schools are determined to bring the outdoors into education. Gardens are one popular way, but many schools […]

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  • Enemies to Bees: Pesticides and Hybridized Plants

    Honeybee gardens Honeybee gardens are an earth-friendly way to save on water usage, beautify your yard, and help honeybees. Who wouldn’t rather look at beautiful flowers in the spring, summer, and fall instead of a grass lawn that needs to be cut every week? There are many things to consider when planning your honeybee garden, […]

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  • 9 Reasons To Love and Protect Honeybees

    We bet you already love honey bees Their work ethic, artistry, loyalty, professionalism, gentle nature, and dedication to the very survival of us humans. Here’s a closer look at nine reasons to love and protect honeybees. 1. They work like dogs. According to the National Honey Board, a bee may visit more than two million flowers to gather […]

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  • Build a bee friendly garden to help the bees

    So you want to plant a bee garden of your own? Follow these guidelines for a project that can be great fun for kids and a sanctuary for bees. Location, location, location First, decide where in your yard is the best location for a bee friendly garden. Consider placing the bee garden in a part of your […]

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