• Thunder Valley Brings Honeybees to the “Good Food” Fight

    Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. adopted a powerful Food Sovereignty Initiative. A hive of honeybees has landed to help Thunder Valley win the “good food” fight. Thunder Valley wants community gardens – organic community gardens; They’re aiming for agricultural self-reliance amid a food desert; They want to teach community youth about sustainable agriculture … Bring on […]

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  • Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Honey Bees Feed the Food Desert

    Thumbs up to the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s urban learning farms, where honey bees pollinate the food desert! Cleveland Botanical Garden Turns A Food Desert Into An Urban Farm The term “food desert” describes communities in the United States that lack fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods. These areas spring up in impoverished neighborhoods within cities. Food deserts create a problem […]

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  • ‘The Humble Honeybee’, a bee infographic by Hayden Loos

    An interview with Hayden Loos, the designer of this bee infographic Hayden took some time to answer some questions about this bee infographic, his interest in bees and how he takes his honey. You can see more of Hayden’s designs at www.haydenloos.com 1. What led you to create this bee infographic? I created this bee infographic […]

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  • Bee House: What Kind is Right for Your Bees?

    Think you might like to become a bee keeper? First, thank you, thank you! Second, consider the bee basics and the bee house options that will get you started. Bee Basics As you ponder bee keeping, consider which of type of bees – honeybees or solitary bees – you want to host. You see, although […]

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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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  • 9 Reasons To Love and Protect Honeybees

    We bet you already love honey bees Their work ethic, artistry, loyalty, professionalism, gentle nature, and dedication to the very survival of us humans. Here’s a closer look at nine reasons to love and protect honeybees. 1. They work like dogs. According to the National Honey Board, a bee may visit more than two million flowers to gather […]

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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: July

    With July’s arrival, I’m hoping for sunny skies after a cold and damp spring here in the Northeast. Swarm worries are less prominent this month, though you’ll need to be on the lookout for robbing as the summer dearth approaches. Your main focus in July will be honey harvesting, though. As the nectar flow continues, […]

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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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  • St. John The Divine Welcomes – and Blesses – New Honey Bee Hive

    NYC Beekeeping and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine team up for bees A new urban honey bee sanctuary has been installed in the gardens of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Cathedral gardens, which are already home to three peacocks and a family of red-tailed hawks, is now also home to a […]

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