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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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    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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  • Blessing of the Bees at NYC's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Photo © by Jan Mun

    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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    Remembering Karl von Frisch

    Karl von Frisch, discoverer of the bee dance Today we remember Karl von Frisch (11/20/1886–6/12/1982), the Austrian zoologist who discovered that the bees use dance as a language to communicate the location of food.  This theory was greeted with skepticism when first introduced.  In addition to studying their dance, Mr. von Frisch also studied their […]

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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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    Trees, Bees and Global Warming

    Global forests are suffering from rising temperatures There are a number of important reasons why the Carmel Forest should mostly be allowed to rehabilitate itself. According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies the temperatures across the planet between December 1, 2009, and November 30, 2010, show that 2010 ranks as the hottest year on […]

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    An Interview with Professor Jonathan Snow

    Inside the world of honeybee research with Jonathan Snow Jonathan Snow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Williams College, received his B.A. from Williams College in 1996, after which he completed his graduate studies at UCSF and his post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School on the effects of transcriptional regulation in immune system development.  He […]

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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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