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Betting on Resilience: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

The Buzz About Bees, Climate Change and Your Garden

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

From the fuzzy bumblebees that our children chase in the garden to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an essential place in nature's mosaic. But bees are now caught in the toxic web of our climate crisis.

Looking Forward, Giving Back: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Urban Beekeepers Push For Acceptance In Los Angeles

AP | By GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For three years, Rob McFarland has kept 25,000 illegal bees on the roof of his West Los Angeles home — but his hive might not h...

Are Urban Bees Immune to Colony Collapse Disorder?

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green
Eliza De La Portilla

Could urban beekeeping be the solution to the elusive Colony Collapse Disorder?

Talking to Miami-Dade County About Chickens and Bees

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami
Eliza De La Portilla

Trying to Get Answers We have heard a lot of hearsay and rumors about keeping Chickens and Bees in Miami-Dade County and no one seems to know the full...

Farm To Fork Across America: Jules in the Garden With Robyn and Bees... Supporting Our Homeland Security

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Julie is fascinated by the buzzing critters, their social rhythms, their place in the successful ecology of plant species. She has been a "local hobby beekeeper" for 10 years.

The Buzz on Seoul's Urban Beekeepers

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Mimsie Ladner

As he takes off his baseball cap and replaces it with a veiled hat, he makes it evident that there is a new subculture emerging in the Korean capital: urban beekeeping.

Kim Bellware

Suburban Beekeeping Ban Defeated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Beekeepers in one Chicago suburb scored a victory Monday night after defeating an attempt to ban all backyard beekeeping within the v...

"Bee-friendly" Plants? Think Again

Paul Towers | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Paul Towers

Here in the U.S., we're still waiting for EPA to step up and take the kind of swift action that is needed to protect bees. But as pressure mounts on the agency, retailers have a chance to get ahead of the curve and begin to phase out neonicotinoids now.

The Honey Bees at Stone Barns Center

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

At Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York's Hudson River Valley, Dan Carr has the enviable job of spending his days with honey bees and educating the public about beekeeping.

An Artful Solution To The Bee Crisis?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

The Scottish National Gallery recently announced possible plans to turn its spacious rooftop into a home for bees. No, it's not part of some elaborate...

Erin MacGregor-Forbes: Master Beekeeper

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

From her base in Portland, Maine Forbes is most likely to be found tending to the sustainable beekeeping operation Overland Apiaries, demonstrating how to install a package of honey bees, and enthusiastically sharing information with other beekeepers.

NYC's Urban Farms Face a Climate Change Reality Check

Cathy Erway | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Cathy Erway

Unforeseeable weather challenges have always been an inevitable part of the farmer's job. Add to that slim proceeds, institutional interventions, limited space, and soil quality questions, and the future of city farming may be thrown into question.

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.

'Zombie Bees' Conquer New Territory

AP | Posted 09.24.2012 | Weird News

SEATTLE -- The infection is as grim as it sounds: "Zombie bees" have a parasite that causes them to fly at night and lurch around erratically until th...

How Can I Become an Urban Guerrilla Beekeeper?

Quora | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Tamara Troup, Chakra Stung Guerrilla Beekeeping BasicsFirst year -- Building FoundationActivities w...

Bee Time With Rowan Jacobsen

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

In his book, Jacobsen uses the mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder to tell the bigger story of bees and their essential connection to our daily lives. Here's what he had to say regarding honey bees and CCD.

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.

I Went From Selling Real Estate To Keeping Bees

Sonja Fallon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Sonja Fallon

We grew up in a house where Mom was always making something, whether it was homemade bread or fresh pasta, she was a whir in the kitchen. Like her, I feel very comfortable in the kitchen, and that's where my self-confidence blooms. I started cooking for myself after college; starting off simple, and when my future husband moved in, I took it to the next level.

What's the Buzz?

Betty Londergan | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Betty Londergan

Claudia started her hives with some intense training and 1,000 bees from Heifer (supplemented by Google notes from her university-going daughters), and she now has five hives but is aiming to cultivate 30.

Waldorf-Astoria Starts Urban Beekeeping On Roof

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They'll sting if you...

PHOTOS: Non-Profit Sets Up Beehives On D.C. Rooftops, Gardens

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "Some people say it's less work than a dog but more work than a cat," says beekeeper Jeff Miller about his favored hobby. "I say less wo...

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.

What's the Buzz About at Atlanta's Park 75 Restaurant?

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Perry Garfinkel

Billions of bees have disappeared in the last decade and scientists have no idea why. As executive chef at the Four Seasons Atlanta, Robert Gerstenecker has launched an awareness campaign by setting up two beehives on the hotel's terrace.