• Most of East Oakland is considered a “food desert” by the USDA with only two grocery stores within three miles providing limited fresh produce. Honeybee Conservancy provided bees in 2016 to Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project’s quarter-acre organic farm, which produces food for local residents. Photo courtesy of Farmer Veteran Coalition

    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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    The Bee Course: For Bee Lovers & Beekeepers in “The Big Apple”

    A free intro course on beekeeping If you are curious about bees and beekeeping, now is a great time to start The Bee Course.  We will be offering this in depth program in cooperation with NYC Parks Dept for the 4th year in 2011-2012. The first sessions give you foundations in bee biology and behavior […]

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