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Bees have friends in California

It seems that attitudes may be changing in a good way towards bees and beekeeping in California – in this article you will find that laws regarding keeping bees at home are being reconsidered (among other good bee news). Link to the BBC article

Regards, Will


Backyard Beekeeping – is it for you? Space? Flowers? Trees?

I’ve had a few people question the ability of someone having a hive in their backyard – fears about having enough space.

Although the hive that you see here on the site is a bit of a distance away from my back door, the research I’ve done on this question may surprise some people – […]

Pesticide levels rising, a hard winter for honeybees.

A disturbing article today seen on Yahoo sourced by AP gives some insight on how well the honeybee population did over the winter.

Not well.

A federal survey released findings that indicated heavy losses in the honeybee population. This, along with data showing pesticides present in pollen and honeybee hives, may be indicative of a […]

“Hey, where my bees at?” Dance crew video.

Nice video from – funny and poignant.

It is a fact of nature: When a honey bee returns to the hive after finding a good source of nectar, it will perform a unique dance for its hive mates, detailing the distance, quality and quantity of the new food supply.

Sadly, honey bees are mysteriously […]

Documentary focuses attention on colony collapse disorder

I saw this press release and thought it would be good to share. I’ve embedded the trailer for this documentary below. -Will Honeybee Population Decline and Its Devastating Effects Are Topic of ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ Documentary is focus of three U.S. environmental groups’ Feb. 4 fundraiser NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Bee Native, […]