• Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Welcomes–and blesses–New Honey Bee Hive

    Good news from New York City: 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 hive of Apis mellifera, a gentle and mild-tempered […]

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  • Remembering Karl von Frisch

    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 usage of pheromones and their vision.  In 1973, […]

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  • Remembering “The Life of the Bee,” Life Magazine 1952

    LIFE Magazine Aug 11, 1952. 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 and I probably would have gotten the most delight out […]

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  • Trees, Bees and Global Warming

    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 record. And clearly after the worst-ever forest […]

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  • An Interview with Professor 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 decided to come back to Williams to teach and […]

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  • A better place for us all

    “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 Fellows Program Big news for the honeybee. Earlier today, […]

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  • That buzzing-noise means something …

    “That buzzing-noise means something. If there’s a buzzing noise, somebody’s making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee … and the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey … and the only reason for making honey is […]

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  • Thank you Häagen Daz for the Honeybee Haven!

    Thank you Häagen-Dazs for the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis, which is scheduled to open on September 11th.  The Haven will not only serve as a research and pollinating facility but as a tool to raise awareness about the plight of honey bees.  As the Sacramento Bee has reported, “America is losing its […]

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  • Honeybees Need You to Eat Organics

    Honeybees are crucial pollinators responsible for every third bite on our dinner plate. A recent survey revealed that our humble honeybees are sicker than ever. Honeybee deaths this year were much higher than last year. And last year marked record-low honey production. Honey production dropped 12 percent, to 144 million pounds. More than 50 billion […]

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  • It’s Natl Honeybee Day! Share this video to raise awareness: http://bit.ly/beetalk

    Since 2006, more than three million honeybees in the U.S. and billions worldwide have mysteriously died, which affects one in three mouthfuls of food we eat. Help raise awareness – share this new public service announcement. [vsw id=”TvQY9NVxvFU” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Link to share: http://bit.ly/beetalk

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