• Introducing the Partners of Sponsor-A-Hive 2017

    Thanks to Your Help, Sponsor-A-Hive Created 62 Bee Sanctuaries in 2017! Imagine a gift with wings — a tireless donation that helps grow one-third of the food we eat in this country. Now imagine bee hives arriving at schools and community gardens across the country. We’re proud to announce that with your support, we made […]

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  • Chef Fernando Trocca Meets the Bees at Divine Apiary

    Written by Monica Zadan A group of foodies from Argentina, led by prominent chef Fernando Trocca (Sucre Restaurant, Gaucho), made a stop to visit Bee Ambassador Nicole Toutounji and her bees at St John the Divine. Afterward, they all agreed that was one of the highlights of their gastronomical tour. They truly appreciated the delicious […]

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  • KSU Farms to Help Revive Bee Population

    At Kennesaw State University, The Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Character recently received a grant supporting its collaborative efforts with KSU’s produce farm to help raise Georgia’s bee population. The grant will allow KSU’s Hickory Grove Farm to add Mason bees and Leafcutter bees to its current livestock. The grant will also allow for […]

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  • Grassroots Gardening: 21 Flowers that Attract Bees

    Grassroots Gardening: Flowers that Attract Bees With US bees dying at an unprecedented rate, are you doing your part in bolstering the bee population? Beekeeping is a wonderful way to support bees, but it’s not the only thing you can do. Planting flowers that attract bees will provide much needed food for pollinators near you, and […]

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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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  • 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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  • Dispatch from Devon: a conversation with beekeeper, John Howe

    Profile of NYC beekeeper John Howe who has traveled from Brooklyn to Devon, UK, where they are working on getting town council approval to keep bees on the historic Totnes castle meadow.

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