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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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    Raw Honey: 7 Benefits You Should Know About

    Raw honey is one of the healthiest natural sweeteners on the market, and one that is rapidly rising in popularity. It’s incredibly versatile, and can be used in a variety of delicious recipes, and to sweeten beverages such as coffee, tea, and smoothies. Since honey is a naturally-sourced substance, it is a much healthier alternative […]

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    It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s Barclay the Bee!

    A bee in comic book stardom – Barclay the Bee! We are so excited to announce the arrival of “Barclay the Bee,” a little six-legged supergal who is the star of a new comic book by artist Olga Andreyeva. Created by the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel and The Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at Pratt […]

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    The Honeybee Conservancy is Now Part of Sakroots’ Karma Circle!

    Spread the Word! Sakroots has launched Karma Circle, a charity program that includes The Honeybee Conservancy.

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    Film: Dance of the Honey Bee

    “The Dance of the Honey Bee”, a film that captures the movement of honey bees

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    NYC Beekeeping Event: 2/1 Talk by Professor Seeley, Author of “Honeybee Democracy”

    Professor Tom Seeley will be giving a talk on beekeeping and his book, “Honeybee Democracy: How Bees Choose a Home” NYC Beekeeping, which offers free beekeeping classes and takes part in extensive outreach, is hosting a talk on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm with Professor Tom Seeley.  Dr. Seely, a Professor at Cornell, […]

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    Remembering Dr. Charles Henry Turner

    Dr. Charles Henry Turner was a pioneer in entomology Born on February 3, 1867 to former slaves, Dr. Charles Turner rose to become one of the preeminent entomologists in the United States. Dr. Turner earned his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Cincinnati and later became the first African-American to receive a Ph.D in […]

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    Thank You to Our Donors

    Thank you to our Donors! The Honeybee Conservancy is deeply grateful to the following individuals for their generous gift towards the “Sponsor A Hive” program: Sydney M.–in memory of Sara Stone-Willis, who had been so active in saving bees in the San Francisco Bay Area Stephanie C. Rebecca K. Michelle L. Woodenhive on Etsy James P.

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    All the Complicated Life in the Hive …

    A fungus may be a factor in Colony Collapse Disorder. “Most people don’t have any idea about all the complicated life going on inside a hive. Bees have a secret life we don’t know anything about.” -August in The Secret Life of Bees For several years now, people have been wondering what, exactly, is happening […]

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    Letters to the Melissae – Food of the Gods

    A poem by Mary Oliver, and the wonders of honey In Ancient Greek mythology and religion, the term Melissae sometimes referred to honey nymphs (also called Meliae) and later became a term that also encompassed several sects of priestess, including the Delphic oracle.  Letters to the Melissae is a series of posts on the spiritual, […]

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