• Honeybee Movies Are the Buzz! What’s in YOUR Popcorn?

      If you fly to YouTube and put a search on “honeybees,” you’ll get 152,000 hits! That’s a lotta popcorn, so we selected six movies/videos that explain the importance of — and threat to — our planet’s honeybees. Note: If you’ve only got a minute, learn the basics from any one of HoneyBee Conservancy’s three, one-minute […]

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  • The Honeybee Conservancy celebrates Earth Day 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 is free and open to the public, […]

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  • Our Urban Beekeeping talk at Green Festival, the largest sustainability event in the world

      We’re committed to working towards a more sustainable future, which is why on Earth Day Weekend, we joined NYC Beekeeping to speak on Urban Beekeeping at Green Festival®, the largest sustainability event in the world, held in LEED-certified North Pavilion of New York City’s Javits Center This year’s festival features talks and panels by esteemed […]

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

    Since the beekeeping ban in NYC was lifted in March 2010, urban beekeeping has taken off in The Big Apple. NYC Beekeeping is offering their annual free in-depth course in beekeeping, “The Bee Course,” which resumes December 8th.  Here is the description on their site: If you are curious about bees and beekeeping, now is a great […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bees join the workforce: anti-terrorism

    Honeybees may soon be used for more than pollination.  Who knew that these insects could play a role in national security?  Scientists working with federal organizations, such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, have been training honeybees to augment dogs used for bomb detection.  Honeybees have a very sensitive olfactory sense, “just as good […]

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