Last week I was notified by a friend that a post of mine was sent to the membership of his local beekeeping club after the title, source, and author name were stripped. Legally, there is a name for this behavior: it’s called “theft.” Taking something that belongs to another without permission is stealing. This bee […] Read more
Yes, this is a rant. I’ve been putting if off because it made me so angry I had to distance myself in order to write coherently. My daughter’s two-year-old recently came home from daycare and announced, “Bees will hurt you.” Not only that, she began stomping on any insect she saw, particularly ants. My daughter […] Read more
The “How do I kill them?” e-mail is pouring in faster than ever, depressing me no end. Most of the writers want to know how to kill the sweet little ground bees that are drilling holes in their pristine suburban lawns. Or sometimes they focus in on harmless carpenter bees, assuming their lives would be […] Read more
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We beekeepers are often blind-sided by our love of honey bees. We, and especially the press, tend to equate the word “bee” with “honey bee.” Last evening, as I watched the much-touted film, More than Honey, I was dismayed to hear that, “Unlike bumble bees and butterflies, bees remain true to one type of flower.” […] Read more