• Beekeeping 101: Learn How to Use the The Bee Smoker

    Thanks to Sarah Plonski for this article about the bee smoker. Visit her on Sarah Plus Bees Bee Smoker Basics The bee smoker is an essential part of a beekeeper’s tool kit. Even if you have very gentle bees and seldom need to use the beekeeper’s smoker, it’s a good idea to have one lit […]

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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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  • 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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  • Bees for Kids: Beehives Teach Kids 7 Vital Life Lessons

    What can kids learn from bees? Sure, we love the birds. But, for now, let’s talk about bees for kids – or, more precisely, the beehives that many schools are now hosting to teach kids. For one thing, schools are determined to bring the outdoors into education. Gardens are one popular way, but many schools […]

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  • Beekeeper’s Calendar: September

    September Beekeeping For the first time in months, I didn’t feel like I would keel over from heat stroke when I put on my gear last weekend. We had a brief snap of early fall weather in Brooklyn and the bees and I made the most of it. September’s goldenrod and aster in bloom may […]

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  • Beekeeper’s Calendar: August

    There are lots of things to look forward to in August — late-summer vacations, ripe peaches, hive robbing like in the video above… wait, maybe not that last one. By August, the summer nectar flow has definitely tapered off for most of us. If you haven’t already harvested honey, it’s time to remove the surplus, […]

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  • The Honeybee Conservancy Celebrates Earth Day at the Battery Urban Farm’s EARTH FEST!

    Bee at the Battery Urban Farm’s EARTH FEST Join us as we work to raise awareness about bees and beekeeping at EARTH FEST, an exciting event by The Battery Conservancy and Battery Urban Farmers and friends designed to raise awareness about food and farming and the roles that both play in sustainable communities. EARTH FEST […]

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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. An interview with John Stark in Spoonfed sheds some light on beekeeping imagery that is woven through a number of his paintings: These […]

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  • A better place for us all

    Marla Spivak’s quest to uncover the factors of CCD “There is something palpable about these new MacArthur Fellows, about their character as explorers and pioneers at the cutting edge. These are women and men improving, protecting, and making our world a better place for us all. ”   ~~ Daniel J. Socolow, Director of the MacArthur […]

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