September 20th, 2011

KENYAMen and women work together in beekeeping

"In the drought-stricken areas of Kenya’s northeast, beekeeping helps make life a bit sweeter, especially for women. A World Bank and government funded program helps beekeepers learn how to process and sell their products. Men and women work alongside each other and some women have their own hives now. It’s time to think EQUAL for women and girls." thinkEQUAL

July 20th, 2011
i <3 bees

i <3 bees

July 18th, 2011

Backwards Beekeeper Roberta filmed some cute bees drinking some honey on one of her latest rescues

July 16th, 2011

 

Un-BEE-lievable: NYC Fines Man $2,000 For Not Watering His Hive

Click here to read the article on cbslocal.com

"What&#8217;s killing the bees? —my question has shifted more towards, "Good lord, what doesn&#8217;t kill bees&#8221;
"&#8230;Colony Collapse Disorder is a problem. But it isn&#8217;t the problem. Instead, it&#8217;s just a great big insult piled on top of an already rising injury rate. Saving the honeybee isn&#8217;t just about figuring out CCD. Bees were already in trouble before that came along. " 

- Maggie Koerth-Baker

"What’s killing the bees? —my question has shifted more towards, "Good lord, what doesn’t kill bees”

"…Colony Collapse Disorder is a problem. But it isn’t the problem. Instead, it’s just a great big insult piled on top of an already rising injury rate. Saving the honeybee isn’t just about figuring out CCD. Bees were already in trouble before that came along. 

Maggie Koerth-Baker

July 14th, 2011
People fear that if there’s a beehive on their rooftop, they’ll be stung… [but] Honeybees are interested in water, pollen and nectar… The real danger is the skewed public perception of the danger of honeybees.
July 13th, 2011

 
Rob finds the honey.


LA Backwards Beekeeper Roberta writes:

A call to the Bee Rescue Hotline sent us up to the Hollywood Hills to do a cut-out from an exterior garage wall. The homeowner said that the hive had been there for almost 20 years. There had also been two other hives on the property that other Backwards Beekeepers had removed. 

Knowing that the hive had been there such a long time, we were surprised to find just one area with brood comb and an equal amount of space for just honey. It was funny how the bees had set up the hive: on the left of one wall stud was the brood and on the right (between the next set of studs) was the honey. There was very little crossover. 

This hive was just barely hanging in there. Leah put the brood and bees into Rob’s handmade nucs and brought them to one of her queenless hives.

We checked the hive the next day and there were some bees on the comb, but not many. There were also a bunch of bees left in the wall that didn’t want to go into the nuc box that I had left there, so I’ll need to move them on another night.

—roberta 

Click here to see the full story on Backwards Beekeepers

July 12th, 2011
More than 1,000 People Want Urban Beekeeping in Mar Vista "Organizers have collected more than 500 hand-written signatures and more than 600 online signatures from Change.org members. Let&#8217;s keep the momentum going!"
Post by: Sarah Parsons, Change.org Editor 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION ONLINE @ CHANGE.ORG!!(you do not need to live in Los Angeles to sign)

More than 1,000 People Want Urban Beekeeping in Mar Vista
"Organizers have collected more than 500 hand-written signatures and more than 600 online signatures from Change.org members. Let’s keep the momentum going!"

Post by: Sarah Parsons, Change.org Editor 


CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION ONLINE @ CHANGE.ORG!!
(you do not need to live in Los Angeles to sign)