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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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Meant to Bee -15 Wedding Decorations & Thank You Gifts

Meant to Bee -15 Wedding Decorations & Thank You GiftsTop Picks Lists

Honeydoodles has selected a small sampling of bee-themed wedding favours, decorations and novelty items. Designs range from elegant to whimsical and just plain fun stuff for the the wedding party and bride “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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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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Honeybees feed Yous & Mees

Honeybees feed Yous & MeesArticles

It’s been five years since the phenomena now known as Colony Collapse Disorder was reported by a Pennsylvania beekeeper overwintering bees in Florida. One positive result of the media attention that swirled around CCD has been the heightened awareness by the general public that honeybees are a vital part of our food chain.

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Put Your Honey Where Your Mouth Is!

Put Your Honey Where Your Mouth Is!Articles

I like honey because it tastes so good and my “girls” usually come through for me each summer to support my habit. In tea, on toast, as a glaze on chicken or pork, you name it – I’ll eat it.

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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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