• 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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  • Happy Birthday to Henry Fonda

    Remembering the late Henry Fonda, beekeeper and father of Peter Fonda Happy birthday to Henry Fonda (RIP) an amateur beekeeper who reportedly gave friends jars labelled “Henry’s Honey.” The beekeeping connection was reinforced when Fonda’s son Peter won an Academy Award nomination for playing a beekeeper in the 1997 movie Ulee’s Gold.

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  • Buzz Over New Bumblebee Discovery

    A Southern Cuckoo bumblebee has been spotted in Scotland for the first time in 50 years. From BBC News: “A species of bumblebee has been spotted in Scotland for the first time in 50 years. The Southern Cuckoo bumblebee was found near the border with England at St Abbs in Berwickshire.

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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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