• Come to Me, My Sweet Pussy willow

    Pussy willow – a fantastic early spring pollen source Salix discolor (as our North American native pussy willow is formally called) is a North American native shrub or small, understory tree, (5-15′ tall and perhaps 8′ wide). Often found beside brooks and forest streams, or in low-lying thickets and swamps from Canada to Georgia, the pussy willow […]

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  • Go a Little Less Green for the Environment

    Consider Replacing Part or All of Your Front Lawn with a Pollinator-Friendly Garden. You’ll create habitat for honey bees and other pollinators and add beauty to your yard.

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  • NYC Beekeeping Event: 2/1 Talk by Professor Seeley, Author of “Honeybee Democracy”

    Professor Tom Seeley will be giving a talk on beekeeping and his book, “Honeybee Democracy: How Bees Choose a Home” NYC Beekeeping, which offers free beekeeping classes and takes part in extensive outreach, is hosting a talk on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm with Professor Tom Seeley.  Dr. Seely, a Professor at Cornell, […]

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  • Charles Henry Turner

    Remembering Dr. Charles Henry Turner

    Charles Turner was one of the most important names in science. He was able to show people for the first time that honeybees have color vision, a very important discovery. The scientist should also be remembered as being one of the first African American to receive a university degree, at a time when African Americans […]

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  • Trees, Bees and Global Warming

    Global forests are suffering from rising temperatures There are a number of important reasons why the Carmel Forest should mostly be allowed to rehabilitate itself. According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies the temperatures across the planet between December 1, 2009, and November 30, 2010, show that 2010 ranks as the hottest year on […]

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  • Listening to the Honeybees: Ban neurotoxins and plant bee-friendly flowers

    This New Year marks a time when citizens around the globe celebrate the bountiful blue planet and the fruits of its earth. Yet, something just isn’t right. Worldwide we are entering into another consecutive year of hundreds of billions of dead Italian honeybees. Is the honeybee trying to tell us something?

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  • A New Year’s Resolution for Gardeners

    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, […]

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  • I knew it … Neonicotinoids are Affecting our Bees

    The EPA’s own research indicates neonicotinoids toxicity to bees, yet the class of pesticide is used on the nation’s most widely planted crops. “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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • Simple Holiday Gifts for Honeybee Loving Gardeners

    Looking for a great, inspirational gift for the holiday season- one that keeps on giving, with the natural world and environment in mind? It’s easy to inspire a new gardener or please a more experienced green-thumb without spending a bundle over the holidays. A present of seed and/or seed starting kits, particularly for youngsters, is […]

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