• Thanks to Your Help, Sponsor-A-Hive Created 62 Bee Sanctuaries in 2017! Imagine a gift with wings — a tireless donation that helps grow one-third of the food we eat in this country. Now imagine bee hives arriving at schools and community gardens across the country. We’re proud to announce that with your support, we made […]

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  • Kitchen Tools Creator, Kitchen Innovations, Supports Sponsor-A-Hive

    Kitchen Innovations Supports Sponsor-A-Hive Kitchen Innovations designs, manufactures, and distributes quality kitchen tools that discerning fans appreciate. It’s the latest partner to support The Honeybee Conservancy’s Sponsor-A-Hive program. In developing its Zeal Reflecting Nature line, Kitchen Innovations ‘ designers found inspiration in nature and the flowers from which bees gather nectar and pollen. Importantly, all Kitchen Innovations tools are made […]

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  • 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 public […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Leave Me the Birds and the Bees, Please

    Italy bans the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees. “Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT.  I don’t care about spots on my apples.  Just leave me the birds and the bees, please.” Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell Did you see this little news item that ran back in May:  “Italy Bans Pesticide for […]

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  • Vanishing of the Bees Fundraiser

    The Honeybee Conservancy co-hosts a February 4th fundraiser for ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ Honeybee Population Decline and Its Devastating Effects Are Topic of ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Bee Native, The Honeybee Conservancy and the Natural Resources Defense Council announce the creation of a February 4th fundraiser for “Vanishing of […]

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  • White House Inspires Beekeepers Across the U.S.

      When Michelle Obama gave her thumbs up to an organic garden at the White House, complete with two bee hives, amateur beekeepers around America took notice. “The inclusion of two beehives in the White House garden sends a very powerful message about the importance of bees to our food supply,” says Karen Wasmer of […]

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