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Urban beekeeping webinar

Yesterday I tuned into a fascinating webinar called “Urban Beekeeping: Ins and Outs; Dos and Don’ts.” The webinar was moderated by Shane Gebauer (http://BrushyMountainBeeFarm.com) and featured Toni Burnham (http://citybees.blogspot.com), Cameo Wood, Cindy Bee, and Kim Flottum (http://BeeCulture.com). Although the material was designed for new urban beekeepers, the issues raised were compelling and on point. I […] Read more

All beekeeping challenges are local

Last night I was fortunate to meet Fritz Haeg, author of Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn (www.fritzhaeg.com). After an open-to-the-public lecture on edible landscapes and animal estates, Haeg led our classroom through an informal discussion of art, architecture, and vegetable gardens. Haeg is funny, articulate, and brimming with fresh ideas on Americans and […] Read more

What’s all the hype about pollinators?

“So what’s all the hype about pollinators, anyway? Doesn’t pollination just happen?” This question comes up frequently. Prior to the mid-1940s most pollination did “just happen.” The fields, woodlands, and roadsides at the perimeters of most farms were aflutter with all manner of pollinating animals. These included native bees as well as butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, […] Read more