By Michele Martz

I'm not quite sure where my fascination with bees started. My grandfather kept bees on his farm in Kentucky to help pollinate his cucumbers, my mother tells me. But I would have been a tiny tot around that time, and the memory eludes me. 

 

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This is a transcript from a short speach given on November, 22, 2005 by Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) about the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign and how they have just signed an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agreement could lead to much greater protection of pollinators on the 100 million acres of habitat under the service's jurisdiction.

 

Read more: North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Makes Progress

S.F. Beekeepers Reap a Sweet Reward

This is a great article on the growing number of San Francisco urban beekeepers

Monday, October 8, 2007

"You wouldn't know that there are so many hives in the city, because beekeepers like to stay under the radar," said Bryon Waibel, as he maneuvered a wagon of hives around a cluster of homeless men sleeping on a South of Market sidewalk one recent morning. 

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This article is written by bee enthusiast, Philip Chandler. Philip has been beekeeping with the top bar hive for several years and has worked at the renowned Buckfast Abbey in the UK. 

Read more: Towards Sustainable Beekeeping

Biologist Edward O. Wilson Warns of a Bleak World Without Bugs

By Adrian Higgins
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, June 30, 2007; Page C01 

"It's a bad thing when any species is at risk," Wilson said of [colony collapse disorder].  "But in a sense it's the Katrina of entomology." It has brought a public awareness to the plight of pollinators, which Wilson calls "the heart of the biosphere."

Read more: Saving Earth From the Ground Up