This spring, my bees and I experienced the closest of dangers with raging wildfires in the southern Rockies. The fire, which started as a “controlled” burn, turned quite the opposite and merged with another “controlled” burn.
New Guide Documents How Commercial Beekeepers Keep Healthy Hives without Exclusive Use of Off-label Varroa Treatments
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 Once a dangerous product is put on the market, it is only withdrawn after it has already caused large scale, undeniable damage and/or death.”
The book is a great overview of beekeeping, with a good reading list for in-depth topics once you are hooked as a beekeeper. There is so much to learn about bees, and this book is a great place to start.
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Imported honey contributes 75% of sales in the USA, meaning only a mere 25% was actually produced here. It is imperative to know the area that your honey came from and the way the beekeeper extracted it- especially for medicinal or allergy treatment use. Some honey can be dark as night while others are almost clear.
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.
World Bee Day is May 20! Learn about pollinators, learn how you can help protect pollinators; take action to protect bees and other pollinators, your food supply, and a healthy planet.
Be a Part of Earth Day 2020 on April 22. Participate, Take Action, Learn, and Share in Earth Day.