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My adventure is beginning with a Langstroth bee hive.

I've been attending a local beekeeping club for several months and have during this time visited local apiaries while the owners were worki…

Started by Susanne

29 Nov 28, 2014
Reply by Lissa

TOP BAR HIVES report by Shannon

Here is a link to my post about backyard bee keeping Cheers Shannon

Started by Lissa

4 Sep 5, 2014
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From SCIENCE ALERT: Bees make blue honey after eating M&Ms ScienceAlert Staff    Saturday, 24 May 2014 We couldn't make this stuf…

Started by Lissa

3 Aug 18, 2014
Reply by Florence

Bayer's bee-killing pesticides are killing birds too

From THE SUM OF US: A terrifying new study has found that the exact same pesticides causing the massive global bee die-off are now killing…

Started by Lissa

1 Aug 6, 2014
Reply by Lissa

Urban beehives on the increase

From the ABC News site: Urban beehives on the increase as global bee numbers decline By Giulio Saggin Updated Fri 15 Nov 2013, 3:28pm AEDT…

Started by Lissa

3 Jul 28, 2014
Reply by Susanne

The hi-tech tools emerging to help build a sustainable food system

The hi-tech tools emerging to help build a sustainable food system From food apps to farm re-newables and the rise of citizen science to p…

Started by Lissa

2 Jul 4, 2014
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

treating allergies naturally using honey

Part of a larger article but the bit I found most interesting as an allergy sufferer myself. Makes sense doesn't it! Very similar to Homoeo…

Started by Lissa

4 May 6, 2014
Reply by Susanne


Have recently posted two videos (part 1 and part 2) on Australian native Blue Banded and other native bees,. Checking the videos they seem…

Started by Lissa

0 May 5, 2014

Stingless Bees: Factory Farming With A Future

Nice article by Jerry Coleby-Williams on his website:

Started by Lissa

0 Apr 25, 2014

Ancient Bees Pulled From Tar Pit

From SCIENCE MAG: Ancient Bees Pulled From Tar Pit 9 April 2014 5:00 pm 4 Comments (Top) Harold Ikerd/USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect Res…

Started by Lissa

1 Apr 18, 2014
Reply by Lissa


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