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The Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association (NBBA) May 28, 2013 meeting will take place 7:00 PM at the North Adams, Massachusetts Price Chopper Community Room.
With beekeepers around the world still reporting a high rate of colony collapse, a new study from the University of Leeds comes as an encouraging sign for those worried about the level of bee biodiversity.
The Monadnock Beekeepers Association has invited "Beekeeping for Dummies" author Howland Blackiston to speak Saturday, June 8th at the Keene Public Library, Keene, Cheshire County, New
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce a new addition to their raw honey line up: Sunflower-Summer Wildflower
The US Navy has used dolphins to hunt for undersea mines and dogs have been used to sniff out bombs on land. Now, scientists are incorporating honeybees in the hunt for unexploded landmines in Croatia and possibly other war-ravaged countries in the Balkans.
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is giving away one Raw Buckwheat Honey Tote Bag with each order
Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Summer Wildflower Honey is now available at the The Naturalist’s Notebook, Seal Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, United States.
Kino Lorber is coming out with a new documentary about honeybees, opening June 12 at the New York City Film Forum with a national
The National Honey Board announces new research insights surrounding consumer's honey preferences.
In their effort to support and promote bee keeping, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15% discount off beekeeping
Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...
Melissophobia or the fear of bees, from Greek melissa, meaning honey bee and phobos, meaning fear, and sometimes misspelled as melissaphobia and known also as apiphobia, is one of the most common fears among people and is kind of a specific phobia. The majority of the population have been stung by a bee or had friends or family members stung. A child may fall victim to a bee sting while playing outside. The sting can be rather painful and in some individuals results in swelling which might...
Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...
The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria), also known as the blue orchard bee, is a species of megachilid bee that is native to North America. Its range extends across the Rocky Mountains, where two subspecies are located. The nests of this species are made in natural hollows in which the bees will make separate rooms for larvae by creating walls with mud. The orchard mason bee can first be seen the early spring months, when temperatures reach about fifty-seven degrees Fahrenheit. Males leave...
The red mason bee (Osmia rufa or Osmia bicornis) is a solitary bee that can be found in a range that includes England, southern areas of Scotland, Sweden, Norway, North Africa, and Iran, among other areas. This species is typically seen during the spring and early summer months, but it can be seen until the end of June. Females hold two horns on top of the head, and a smaller sting than other bee species, while males do not hold horns or a sting. Although the red mason bee is classified...
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