Here are 12 good links for the period ending March 6th:
- Bees Feeling Effects of California Drought – Interesting story on NPR in Sacramento about the scarcity of food for bees after almond pollination due to the drought.
- Photographer Goes Behind the Scenes of Urban Beekeepers Photos | Image #1 – ABC News – Here are some great photos of beekeeping in New York City.
- Beautiful, Intimate Portraits of Bees — National Geographic – Absolutely amazing macro images of bees.
- State’s beekeepers abuzz about possible tax break – “Beekeepers are buzzing about a proposed bill that would exempt bee products and services from the state’s business and occupation tax.” Read more in this article.
- Bees With ‘Backpacks’ Might Help Unlock the Mystery Behind Die Offs – Australian scientists fit bees with radio sensors to monitor behavior.
- Is This Virus Causing Bees To Disappear? – “Bees have always been carriers of the Tobacco Ringspot Virus. Now it may be killing them.”
- Return of the Natives: How Wild Bees Will Save Our Agricultural System – “Reviving native bee species could save honeybees–and our agricultural system–from collapse.”
- The Mind-Boggling Math of Migratory Beekeeping – Bees are big business in California’s central valley.
- The Basics of Beekeeping – “Let’s face it, bees and beekeeping scare the crap out of most of us. But in this [podcast] episode Michael brings us into his world, shows us around, exposes himself to his bees to show us their safe, and shows us it’s not so scary after all.”
- To bee? Hobbyist hives require some time, money and effort – The Willits News – Nice article about getting started as a hobbyist beekeeper.
- Beesource.com – The Beesource Beekeeping website was started in 1997 by a hobbyist beekeeper and became an online community for beekeepers and beekeeping in 1999. It has experienced organic, word of mouth grassroots growth ever since. Today, Beesource.com has over 14,000 registered members and is the most active online beekeeping community of its kind in the world.
- Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths, and it’s really bad news – So what is with all the dying bees? Scientists have been trying to discover this for years. Meanwhile, bees keep dropping like… well, you know. Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the real issue really scary, because it is more complex and pervasive than thought. (Click link to learn more.)
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