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As more people become aware of the role of pollinators, legislators are facing citizen proposals to change the way they classify, and manage lawns and public spaces. Learn more from the former city council member, and beekeeper/gardener.
One person can make change to protect pollinators and our environment.
Walmart’s new commitments will help to decrease the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides on millions of acres of farmland around the world.
“Regulatory impotence flows from the default assumption that industrial chemicals are safe, unless or until, unequivocally proven unsafe. Essentially human consumers are today’s guinea pigs of the chemical industry, just like the previous generation was for DDT, PCBs, asbestos, radiation and lead. Once a dangerous product is put on the market, it is only withdrawn after it has already caused large scale, undeniable damage and/or death.”
As the number of individuals receiving the Covid-19 vaccinations increases, the closer we are to gathering at member meetings, educational programs, conferences, and events. This past year of constrained in-person events and the rise of virtual activities to stay connected has shown us some changes we should retain from this experience.
The return to large events, conferences, fairs, and more will be slow for many of us. The full audience will not return for a while, and conference planners, and member education leaders will have to compromise with speakers, members, venues, and vendors.
To provide education we have to continue to be open to new ways to communicate, to share, and to learn from each other. Learn to plan and implement hybrid conferences and meetings. The new normal will have to offer both on-site and online access.
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What is your reaction to a bee buzzing by? Is it the same as when you see that gorgeous butterfly flitting from flower to flower? Ever wish for summer to end so the bugs would die off? What if they actually did and never returned?
Becoming 21st Century Leaders: Women in Beekeeping & Agriculture, Oct. 24-25, 2020, will bring together (on-site and virtually online) a hive of experienced, diverse, purposeful individuals to expand the opportunities for women (and men) as keepers of the ecosystem to support the health and sustainability of honey bees, native pollinators, and beekeeping.