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Bees in Music – Side B: “Bee” Bands

Bees in Music - Side B: "Bee" BandsArticles

The music groups that have taken on a bee-themed name cover the musical spectrum from playing “olde tyme” Polka music to the Glam metal of the Sleeze Beez. As a musician whose played in more than a few bands, let me just say that coming up with a good name that all the band members […]

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Bees in Music – Side A: “Bee” Songs

Bees in Music - Side A: "Bee" SongsArticles

It all started with Beethoven. I could only jot down handful of ideas when I began my Beethoven-inspired mission of researching bees in music for this article. So I dug around a bit and came across a cluster of music distributors, songs and musical groups that have embraced bees in their name or as a […]

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Beekeeper’s Forecast: Swarm and Honey?

Beekeeper's Forecast: Swarm and Honey?Articles

Without a doubt, warm and sunny weather is ideal for maximizing bee populations and honey flows – but it’s also ideal for swarms! While most beekeeper’s hope for what I call “Swarm & Honey” weather during the peak honey flow, preventing swarms is the best way to maximize your honey production.

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10 Bee Theme Wedding Invitation and Stationary Ideas

10 Bee Theme Wedding Invitation and Stationary IdeasTop Picks Lists

We’ve selected a few unique bee-themed wedding invitations and related stationary to inspire you. Designs range from formal to fun – perfect for the the wedding that was “meant to bee”.

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The Bee Beard Experience

The Bee Beard ExperienceArticles

Wearing a beard of bees or “bee bearding” is a beekeeping amusement that goes back at least a couple hundred of years. Even non-beekeepers test their nerves and give it a try – just for the buzz.

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Bear in the Beeyard!

Bear in the Beeyard!Articles

Bears love honeybees… but not in a good way. Anyone who’s seen the aftermath of a beeyard bear attack knows all too well the destructive force of these big brutes. But can you blame them? After all, a beehive makes the perfect meal for a hungry bear.

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The Pollinator

The PollinatorArticles

Yeah, I know. The bees are technically the “pollinators” but… In the past few years, the plight of the honeybee has captured headlines around the world. Maybe that’s why you’re reading this right now instead of alphabetizing that lint collection.

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The Unbearable Likeness of Beekeeping

The Unbearable Likeness of BeekeepingArticles

There’s tons of beekeeping information on the intertubes these days, but there’s no better way for new beekeepers to learn about bees than to attend field days. What’s a field day?

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Urban Beekeepers to the Rescue

Urban Beekeepers to the RescueArticles

Hurricane Irene had diminished to a tropical storm by the time she made landfall in New York City on August 28th, 2011, but she still packed a wallop that will be remembered for a long time. I have to admit I was totally caught by surprise when one of the top news stories of the […]

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When Drones Get Lucky

When Drones Get LuckyArticles

They can’t sting… they don’t gather nectar… they don’t make wax… So what EXACTLY is it that honeybee drones do?

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Up on the Roof

Up on the RoofArticles

“Up on the Roof” was a big hit for The Drifters in 1962 and it’s the earworm that pops into my head whenever I see pictures of rooftop beekeepers doing their thing. But it’s not really an earworm because it’s a catchy little tune that carries me into that zen-type beekeeping place in my mind […]

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Christmas Eve in the Hive

Christmas Eve in the HiveArticles

T’was the night before Christmas, and … naaaah, I’m not going down that road. Sometimes, you know, your mind just takes off in some stupid direction and you can’t fight it. Well, you can, but I think it’s more fun to just buckle yourself in and go along for the ride.

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