We are told change is a constant. Change, constant change is certainly true in beekeeping and almond orchards. In a review of Miller Honey Farms records from 2003, I see the price for western clover honey was $1.50/lb., and the average almond pollination fee was $45.00. Dramatic changes have occurred to the North Dakota landscape […]
Honeybees are active year round, but making it through harsh winters can be a struggle. The amount of bees that die over a winter can have an impact on area seed crops that rely on them for pollination.
The Monarch and Pollinator Highway (MPH) Act of 2019 will establish a federal grant program availalbe to state departments of transportation and Native American tribes to carry out pollinator-friendly practices on roadsides and highway rights-of-way.
Join us Wednesdays in February 2020 for beginning beekeeping classes at the Rocky River Nature Center.
Deformed Wing Virus, a leading cause of honey bee losses, has
been found to be more genetically diverse than previously thought.
Paul Stamets, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, talks about the extraordinary role that fungi play in the health of people and planet. He shows how terrestrial organisms have evolved to be interconnected with the mycelial web of life, focusing on the current catastrophic decline in the world’s bee population, and introduces a revolutionary product […]
Natural hazards are naturally occurring physical events that can impact human welfare both directly and indirectly, via shocks to ecosystems and the services they provide. Animal‐mediated pollination is critical for sustaining agricultural economies and biodiversity, yet stands to lose both from present exposure to natural hazards, and future climate‐driven shifts in their distribution, frequency, and […]
Sign up for one of Cuyahoga River Restoration’s Weed Wars Webinars taking place at noon on October 22nd and 24th.
Have you heard of the Windshield Effect? When growing up, family vacations meant washing the windshield at every gas station on our long drive across country. Children today rarely encounter this plethora of splattered bugs. Our insect biodiversity is disappearing, our meadows shrinking, our pollinators falling silent as they wink out of existence. In the […]
Designed by Paul Stamets and Paul Taylor, The BeeMushroomed™ Feeder (BMF) is a patent-pending prototype designed to deliver immune-supporting extract to the bees. In the Spring of 2020, they will make the feeder available to purchase worldwide. Their initial BeeMushroomed Labyrinthine Feeder will allow anyone to help feed local bees their proprietary polypore mushroom extract. […]