Fortunately, when the bee tree snapped off,
it broke above the bee hive.
So our pollinating native bees are still humming in and out of there.
Their exit used to be on the other side of the tree,
but they’re using this new entrance now.
You can sweeten your food experience with honeybees.
Anyone can be a beekeeper! From keeping a single hive in your
backyard or 100 hives; learn how to get started. Beekeeping is a fun
and important part of growing local. Raynae’ will share resources on
how to get started with your own hive. Watch your own hive pollinate
your garden and reward you with a sweet treat!
Who should attend: All ages interested in keeping bees!
My presentation will be about how I became interested in honeybees
and where my research has led me. It will begin with very basic
information about honeybees and how they are important to our
ecology. Then I will touch on how the monocultures and
pesticides and GMO/systemic pesticides are
killing the bees and our culture and environment as we know it.
I will have pamphlets on GMO’s, how to make your own
pesticides/insecticides that are safe for pollinators, what plants
to grow to encourage a bio-diverse ecology at home for pollinators
and a few others.
She’s on facebook as
Sage Apiaries, “Pollination is the future of our food!”
Europe will enforce the world’s first continent-wide ban on widely
used insecticides linked to serious harm in bees, after a European
commission vote on Monday.
The landmark suspension is a victory for millions of environment
campaigners concerned about dramatic declines in bees who were
backed by experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). But
it is a serious defeat for the chemical companies who make billions
a year from the products and also UK ministers—who voted
against the ban. Both had argued the ban will harm food production.
The vote by the 27 member states of the European Union to suspend
the insect nerve agents was supported by 15 nations, but did not
reach the required majority under EU voting rules. The hung vote
hands the final decision to the European commission (EC) who will
implement the ban. “It’s done,” said an EC source.