When Alyson’s father died, she got a new buzz from an amazing discovery in her garden

In a pink beekeeping outfit and boots adorned with honeybees, Alyson Shepherd inspects the beehives in her Daisy Hill home under the watchful eye of the resident magpie. There are ornaments, solar lights and small plaques with positive messages, placed in every nook and cranny of the garden. It’s a life far removed from the … Read more

Fall Bee School will be held in Bryan on Saturday | Latest news

Nearly 400 people are planning to attend the eighth annual Fall Bee School — hosted by the Brazos Valley Beekeepers Association — Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Bryan. According to Denise Mann, communications volunteer with the Brazos Valley Beekeepers Association, the Fall Bee School will have approximately 50 … Read more

Bee populations face multiple challenges as Varroa mite and La Niña make for a difficult spring

As spring flowers begin to bloom and temperatures rise, vulnerable bee populations are beginning to pop up for what will be their busiest time of year. La Nina But the predicted wet La Niña conditions could pose a challenge to bees searching for pollen among limited flowering plants, in their efforts to support healthy hives … Read more

Seniors group organizes lecture about bees on Monday | Local news

SOMERS — Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL), an organization of mainly retirees aged 55 and older, is organizing a free lecture on Monday 19 September. The lecture “Bees and beekeeping: healing the hive” will be held at 2 p.m. via Zoom (or hybrid), online. Charlie (“Char Bee”) Koenen, of Southeast Wisconsin Honey Producers, will be … Read more

How a Northlander translated an 1849 te reo Māori book on bees into English

Northlander Joy Ngaropo-Hau, pictured here with husband Lou at their home in Hokianga, recently translated an 1849 book on beekeeping from te reo Māori into English. Photo / Amanda Trayes Telling the stories of the north is a passion for te reo Māori translator Joy Ngaropo-Hau, whose recent work has included unraveling the mysteries of … Read more

Wildlife recovery project leads to cold fusion honey business for beekeepers in Sunshine Coast

When Leisa and Tony Sams bought a farm and reconnected the forest land that had been divided for a century, they never imagined where it would lead them. Seven years later, they produce an award-winning range of pure raw honey infused with flavors such as organic ginger, turmeric, lemon myrtle, rose petals, chili, cinnamon, lavender, … Read more

How a Northlander translated an 1849 te reo Māori book on bees into English

Northlander Joy Ngaropo-Hau, pictured here with husband Lou at their home in Hokianga, recently translated an 1849 book on beekeeping from te reo Māori into English. Photo / Amanda Trayes Telling the stories of the north is a passion for te reo Māori translator Joy Ngaropo-Hau, whose recent work has included unraveling the mysteries of … Read more

Outdoor spaces: ‘rambunctious’ gardens in West Amherst | Lifestyle: Food, Home, Health

Longtime gardener Carol Ann Harlos gets a lot of feedback about her sprawling garden from neighbors, visitors and passersby. People tell her it’s beautiful. Some say it must be a lot of work. But one man’s reaction to her front yard in particular stands out: ‘He said, ‘You make the world a better place.’ It’s … Read more

The buzz about beekeeping | lifestyle

A hive frame filled with bees. The frame keeps the honeycomb in the hive. Photos Courtesy of Hing Family Apiary For the Hing family of Naples, beekeeping began with Kylene Hing exploring new ways that are fun and educational experiences for her two homeschooled children, Kiana and Gabriel. Kylene found a 4-H Beekeeping and Gardening … Read more

Is Utah, the Beehive State, Really the Second Worst State for Keeping Bees?

It’s an email subject line that will make any food writer sit up in his chair: “Utah is the No. 2 worst state for beekeeping.” Utah? The Beehive State? Bad at keeping bees? That’s the reading from the grass care chain LawnLove, which released the results of its research in mid-June, ahead of National Pollinator … Read more