Beekeepers Are Transforming Detroit’s Vacant Lots Into Bee Farms

Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 by

A pair of Detroit natives have decided to combat neighborhood blight in a pretty sweet way — by transforming abandoned vacant lots in their city into honeybee farms. Detroit Hives, a nonprofit organization founded by Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey in 2017, purchases vacant properties and remodels them into fully functioning bee farms. “These properties […]

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6 easy ways you can help save the bees

Posted on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 by

Busy as a bee is an accurate statement. According to the Xerces Society, a nonprofit organization working to protect bees, 75% of the world’s food crop depends on at least one pollinator, such as the honeybee. (California’s pollinator-dependent crop value is about $12 billion a year.) That’s a lot riding on the journey of the humble […]

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How to Attract Bees and Other Native Pollinators With a Foraging Habitat

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by

Pollinators like bees, wasps, butterflies, and moths are a key part of our ecosystem — pollinating 70 percent of flowering plants — but they face many threats to their health and habitat. In Attracting Native Pollinators (Storey Publishing, 2011), The Xerces Society takes a proactive, practical, and straight-forward approach to dealing with this dilemma. […]

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Morgan Freeman converts his Mississippi ranch into a giant sanctuary for wild bees

Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 by

Morgan Freeman has played so many roles during his long Hollywood career it’s difficult to keep track, but his newest role may prove to be his most important. The actor has turned his 124-acre Mississippi ranch into a sanctuary for wild bees, in an effort to help support population growth for the little pollinators. Freeman […]

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The sculpture controlled by bees

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by

Its 170,000 pieces of aluminium, suspended from the ground, appear as a twisting swarm of bees from afar, but as you come closer it becomes a hive-like structure of latticework whose low humming sound and hundreds of flickering LED lights draws you in to a multi-sensory instillation. The intensity of sound and light is […]

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These Photos Capture The Startling Effect Of Shrinking Bee Populations

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by

In parts of rural China, humans are doing the work bees once did. Striking new photos show farm workers in Hanyuan county, in China’s Sichuan province, painstakingly applying pollen to flowers by hand. Hanyuan county is known as the “world’s pear capital.” But pesticide use has led to a drastic reduction in the area’s bee population, […]

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Girl’s Lemonade Recipe to Saves Bees Turned Into Million Dollar Whole Foods Deal

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by

This 11-year-old girl has turned her grandmother’s flaxseed lemonade recipe into a national business—and she is donating ten percent of the proceeds to saving honey bees. Mikaila Ulmer became an expert on bees after getting stung twice in a week. Her mother suggested that researching the insects might help conquer her overly-developed fear of them. […]

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London Street Artists Spray Paint Murals to Raise Awareness for Bees

Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by

Bees might be small, but they play an enormous role in our ecosystem. These winged insects are responsible for pollinating flowers and plants across the world, but most importantly they pollinate the majority of the foods we eat. In the U.S., around one-third of our food supply is made possible by bees. Without these little guys, […]

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Revolutionary Honey Harvesting Beehive

Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by

Father and son beekeepers from Bryon Bay, Australia—Stuart and Cedar Anderson—boast that they have created “a revolutionary beehive invention allowing you to harvest honey without opening the hive and with minimal disturbance to the bees.” They say, “Flow is the most significant invention in beekeeping since 1852.” And, apparently Stuart and Cedar […]

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How Mushrooms Can Save Bees & Our Food Supply

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by

Presenting at the recent Bioneers Annual Conference, Paul Stamets gave bombshell evidence that there is hope for bees, colony collapse, and our entire ecosystem. Washington State University recently completed a longevity stress test on bee populations that appears to confirm that the genes for the detoxification pathways […]

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