• Pictures of Bees: See the Beauty of Bees Up Close

    Pictures of bees: macro photography captures beautiful details of bees Nature produces beauty in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook those finer details that contribute to the beauty of the subject. Macro photography helps us take a look close-up, magnifying the subject. Here are some stunning pictures of bees by talented photographers. 

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  • Buzz Over New Bumblebee Discovery

    A Southern Cuckoo bumblebee has been spotted in Scotland for the first time in 50 years. From BBC News: “A species of bumblebee has been spotted in Scotland for the first time in 50 years. The Southern Cuckoo bumblebee was found near the border with England at St Abbs in Berwickshire.

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  • Vanishing of the Bees Fundraiser

    The Honeybee Conservancy co-hosts a February 4th fundraiser for ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ Honeybee Population Decline and Its Devastating Effects Are Topic of ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Bee Native, The Honeybee Conservancy and the Natural Resources Defense Council announce the creation of a February 4th fundraiser for “Vanishing of […]

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  • Where “Candy” Got its Name

    The Origin of the Word “Candy” In ancient times, so much honey was exported from Crete that the island’s Venetian name, Candia, became the word for all those sweets we now call “candy.”

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  • Food for your Honeybees and Native Bees

    Food for thought on food for bees… Late fall is still shrub-planting season in much of North America. And throughout the month of November, many garden centers are running clearance sales to reduce stock before winter. If you live in USDA zone 5 or warmer, the ground in your area will likely remain workable at […]

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  • White House Inspires Beekeepers Across the U.S.

      When Michelle Obama gave her thumbs up to an organic garden at the White House, complete with two bee hives, amateur beekeepers around America took notice. “The inclusion of two beehives in the White House garden sends a very powerful message about the importance of bees to our food supply,” says Karen Wasmer of […]

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  • September is National Honey Month. Here are 5 Fascinating Facts About Honey.

    In honor of National Honey Month, here’s a helping of honey facts: 1. To produce two pounds of honey, bees travel a distance equal to four times around the Earth. 2. Honey is one of the few sweeteners that contains health-promoting vitamins and minerals. 3. The antioxidant pinocembrin is found only in honey. 4. Honey is an ancient […]

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