• 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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  • It is a Strange and Beautiful World

    “It is a strange and beautiful world.” — Roberto, the Italian tourist in Jim Jarmusch’s quirky 1986 movie, Down by Law Rosslyn Chapel is a medieval church in Scotland originally made famous because of the beauty of its architecture and storied history.  It began experiencing a bit of a renaissance as a tourist attraction recently […]

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  • what is CCD? “colony collapse disorder”

    What is it about that title? Hmmmm…….. ED Erectile dysfunction, RLS restless leg syndrome, ADD Attention deficit disorder. One thing I have noticed about human nature is that we need to identify, label and vilify the “disorder” so that we can blame someone else, create a patented wonder drug complete with research funding to solve […]

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  • Japanese honey bee: it’s unique defense against the giant hornet

    The Japanese honey bee (Apis cerrana japonica) has evolved a unique defensive behavior to combat Japanese giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia).  It’s a defensive behavior that has taken centuries if not eons to develop.         Why is the Japanense honey bee hive targeted by the giant hornet? Japanese giant hornets feed their larvae […]

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  • "The Honey Bee and the Hive," CAA London

    Things we love: “The Honey Bee and the Hive” exhibit in London’s Contemporary Applied Arts (open through May 1). Spoonfed.co.uk says, “This extraordinary exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts collates the works of 28 artists who have specially created decorative objects inspired by the honey bee and the hive. The beautiful collection captures the beauty of […]

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  • Delightful Plants for Honeybees and their Human Friends

    Container Gardening with Herbs and Edible Flowers Guest post by The Gardener’s Eden, which can be found on Facebook or at http://www.thegardenerseden.com/. It looks like spring has sprung at last – the signs are popping up everywhere. Farmer’s markets and garden centers are bursting with herbs and flowers, veggie seedlings and hanging baskets. The growing […]

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  • The Beauty of Bees Up Close

    Nature produces beauty in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook those finer details that contribute to the beauty of the subject. Macro photography helps us take a look close-up, magnifying the subject. Here are some stunning macro photos of bees by talented photographers. Feel free to visit their Flickr pages and leave […]

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  • Honeybee image in National Geographic

    One of the amazing photos in National Geographic’s 2009 International Photography Contest. Photo by Michael Johnson.

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  • NYC is lifting its ban on beekeeping!

    Buzz over the Big Apple: NYC is lifting its ban on beekeeping! Friday, December 18, 2009 New York Times reports that beekeeping will be legalized in NYC!

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  • Honey bee Short Film on Sundance Channel

    Isabella Rossellini has written, directed and presented an incredible series of visually stunning, hand-crafted short films about the sex lives of animals called “Green Porno”. Although some might consider these educational videos a bit much for younger viewers (that’s for you to decide), they are amazing nonetheless. She gives first-person narratives as a bee, a […]

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