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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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    See MORE THAN HONEY; Taste Local Honey

    Come join us at a a screening of the award-winning documentary, MORE THAN HONEY and join our tastings of local NYC honey.

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    Artist John Stark’s “Apiculture” exhibition at the Charlie Smith London – opening October 6th

    John Stark’s representation of beekeeping in “Apiculture” One of our favorite artists, John Stark, will have an upcoming exhibition, Apiculture, opening on the 6th of October at Charlie Smith Gallery in London.  We published a short blog post about his art back in August of 2010. An interview with John Stark in Spoonfed sheds some […]

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    The Pollen Basket

    A Bee and her Basket… Do you know what is a pollen basket?  Hmmm…  Well, have you ever noticed that some of the bees you see flying have these orange or yellow clumps on their hind legs? If you haven’t, they look like this.  

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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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  • Salix discolor, North American native pussy willow © Michaela at TGE

    Come to Me, My Sweet Willow…

    Pussywillow – a fantastic early spring pollen source Salix discolor (as our North American native pussywillow 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 is hardy […]

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  • Life With Wings. 1 of 4 Panels. Copyright Mika Holtzinger 2008

    Bee poems: Oh, for a bee’s experience of clovers and of noon! (A bee poem by Emily Dickinson)

    THE BEE by Emily Dickinson Like trains of cars on tracks of plush I hear the level bee: A jar across the flowers goes, Their velvet masonry Withstands until the sweet assault Their chivalry consumes, While he, victorious, tilts away To vanquish other blooms.

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    Penstemon, Rudbeckia and Veronica: An Easy, Breezy, Flowering Combination for Mid-Summer Meadow Gardens…

    <h2>Gardening for bees and humans alike: black-eyed Susan, sky-blue speedwell, and beard’s tongue</h2> Bees buzzing in the garden, sun-tea brewing on the terrace, and books piled high beside the hammock; sweet summertime is here at last. I love waking up to early morning sunshine playing upon the warm, summery colors in my garden.

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    "The Honey Bee and the Hive," CAA London

    Things we love: “The Honey Bee and the Hive” exhibit in London’s Contemporary Applied Arts (open through May 1). Spoonfed.co.uk says, “This extraordinary exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts collates the works of 28 artists who have specially created decorative objects inspired by the honey bee and the hive. The beautiful collection captures the beauty of […]

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  • Honey bee by Robert Sebr.  Visit his Flickr page.

    The Beauty of Bees Up Close

    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 macro photos of bees by talented photographers. Feel free […]

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