It will be several more weeks before bees start visiting flowers in my part of the world. But while I wait for gardens and meadows to come alive again, it’s been a joy to read Stephen Buchmann’s new book What a Bee Knows.
If you drive through the historical Bohemian Village in Cedar Rapids, you can see large bright yellow hexagonal structures covered with hundreds of bees made from recycled materials.
Why not genetically engineer honeybees to resist those things which are undermining their health?
Transition Marlborough wanted to help save the bees so they started joining up landscapes to connect pollinators and people.This is the story of a small, local project to help bees.
Bavaria’s remarkable campaign to save the bees can give us all cause for optimism. Where politicians failed to protect the environment and put corporate profits first, Bavarians stood up
The smallest livestock on our farm are also the most fascinating to observe, from their daily diligence and complexity of social organization to the extraordinary “waggle dance” they use to communicate the location of nectar and new homes. Today, as we prepare to harvest the last of this year’s honey, I’m reminded that the bees have a lot to teach us. We only have to listen.
A species of bee declared extinct in the UK almost 30 years ago is flying again – thanks in part to the efforts of farmers.
A whole range of people will find Heather Holm’s book useful, from gardeners, organic farmers, and permaculturalists, to garden and landscape designers, as well as those restoring and managing natural areas.
When you think about the necessity of water in agriculture, fruit trees, row crops, and cattle probably come to mind, but you might not think about bees.
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Honeybees are not the only ones in trouble–bumblebees are too.
Honeybees are not the only ones in trouble–bumblebees are too. This is the first of a two part series that will discuss how urban areas might be bumblebees’ best chance for survival.