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Candy-Colored Honey

I ran across this story about bees that started producing blue honey because they were feeding on the candy coating of M&Ms at a nearby factory. Pretty weird. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.sciencedump.com/content/colorful-honey http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/us-france-bees-idUSBRE8930MQ20121004

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Getting Ready for Bees

  This is a little late, but here’s Olivia and Pat sterilizing the old frames and supers from Good Food in order to eliminate any pests that might cause problems later. Until the fall, Taylor

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bees

It’s raining at the moment, so I suppose it would be a terrible idea to check on the bees today, given that they’d be staying dry in the hive. Yesterday, though, was sunny. Last afternoon a fellow classmate and I … Continue reading

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Industrial Agriculture and the Decline of Honeybees and Wild Pollinators

This blogpost was inspired by this informative lecture given by conservation biologist, Claire Kremen (UC Berkeley). –Erin Honeybees may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of crop pollination, but the use of honeybees to pollinate … Continue reading

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2/5 Class – Possible Site spots and Brainstorming

Back in the third week of the semester, the class was attempting to decide where a new honey bee colony should be placed on campus. Using The Beekeeper’s Handbook as a guide, we discussed which properties of a potential site … Continue reading

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Mead-Making Workshop

Last Friday I led a workshop on making mead for our Friday beekeeping group. Mead-making has a long and rich history, mead widely considered to be one of the first alcoholic beverage that humans made and consumed. It remains a … Continue reading

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Bee Skype with Matt King

For my talk, on April 9, we skyped in Matt King. Matt King is a bee enthusiast and apiarist living in Denver, Colorado. He’s especially concerned with respecting bees and keeping them in low stress environments. Our talk with Matt … Continue reading

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Happy Bees – Hive check on May 1st!

Today we checked both hives.  They both seem to be doing very well and are producing new brood.  We spotted both queens and everyone was very excited to see our the bees settling in. Here are some photos from the … Continue reading

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Bees, Technology and other Bee Things

http://apisuk.com/Bees/2012/10/research-bee-artificial-brain-research/ I gave my presentation a while ago and the topic on our rough syllabus was supposed to be “Bee Communication and Society” (for more information see Taylor’s post) but as I read through the topic and chapters I realized … Continue reading

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Blue pollen

I just saw a bee coming back to the hive with blue pollen! For a minute I was really worried that it was something other than pollen, but apparently a few plants have blue pollen. In this case it’s Scilla, … Continue reading

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