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Meet The Bee Keepers

Eileen Gordon Chiarello | Posted 02.11.2017 | Taste
Eileen Gordon Chiarello

For the respect inherent in their work, the dedication to preserving and rebuilding resilient local communities, and their open willingness to teach others and spread their craft, these beekeepers are truly the bee's knees.

Man Wears Suit Made Of 1.1 Million Bees In Attempt To Set World Record

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.27.2015 | Weird News

Bee-lieve it or not, this man is covered in 240 pounds of bees. Beekeeper Gao Bingguo, 55, of east China's Shandong province, succeeded on Mond...

Shaking up the White House Hive

Paul Towers | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Paul Towers

As the White House announces its plan, they will need to reflect on the reality of the plight of bees, beekeepers and farmers alike. This means they can't avoid addressing the role pesticides play.

For Africa to Truly Rise, Entrepreneurs Must Be Prioritized

Tarek Mouganie | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Tarek Mouganie

Growing up, I had endless support from my family, the teachers at school and my university professors. I completed a PhD in physics at a relatively young age and spent some time trying to commercialize the project I setup, all thanks to my funders -- a venture-backed project. It was this experience that made me want to help other entrepreneurs. So after six years on the job, I headed back to Ghana with all my savings and a vague career goal.

Jack Hildreth: Master Beekeeper

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

The days are cooling off and getting shorter, farmers are bringing in crops, wood is being stacked, and beekeepers are looking inside their hives for evidence of Varroa mites, one of the largest threats to honey bees in the United States.

The Buzz About Caledonia Spirits & Winery

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 07.21.2013 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

Located nearby the 10,000 square foot distillery on the banks of the Lamoille River, visitors may notice several beehives. Unsurprisingly, Hardie, who has been keeping bees for nearly five decades, enjoys being around bees.

Why Are Honeybees Dying En Masse?

The New York Times | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beeke...

Meet 92-Year-Old Beekeeper Stan Brown

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Stan Brown of Cumberland, Maine, is nearly 93 years old, one of America's oldest registered beekeepers.

Once Banned as a Dangerous Animal, NYC Bees Now Popular Pet (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Because he lives in a 21-story building and "bees don't like high rises too much" (too windy), Guillermo Fernandez keeps bees in a tiny public garden below Wall Street, next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Bee Kills in the Corn Belt: What's GE Got to Do With It?

Heather Pilatic | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

In the last few weeks beekeepers have reported staggering losses in Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio after their hives foraged on pesticide-treated corn fields. Indiana too, two years ago. What's going on in the Corn Belt?

Beekeepers Stung By Rash Of Hive Thefts

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 04.10.2012 | Weird News

German authorities are having a honey of a time trying to find out who is stealing beehives. In recent weeks, at least two entire hives were stolen...

Widely-Used Pesticides Killing Bees

Heather Pilatic | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

Pesticides are prevalent, persistent and more scientists confirm everyday that they are making bees sick (or dead). The sad truth? Beekeepers have been sounding this alarm from the ground for years. Would that we had listened.

The Beauty of Bees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Of the more than 1.6 million known forms of life on our home -- planet Earth, bees truly are the "golden-hair" pollinator partners that have been entrusted with sustaining life on land.

Most Store Bought Honey Isn't Honey According to the FDA

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Richard Schiffman

Food scientists say that over three quarters of the honey sold in American supermarkets and drug stores may not be what the bees created.

Behind the Beekeeping Buzz

Vera Haller | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Vera Haller

Where would you find NYC's most in-demand beekeeper on a day he's not rescuing a swarm of wayward bees and fielding a news media inquiries about the finer points of the urban apiary?

Former Coal Mines Turned Into Beekeeping Havens

Planet Green | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By federal law, coal companies have to restore the land they used back to an as-good-or-better condition than it was in when they started mining. Howe...

Bees Dying: What Happens To The Economy

The Daily Green | Kim Flottum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

People who keep bees commercially keep them to make a living. They take them far and near to fields and farms so the bees can pollinate the crops they...