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Keeping Bees in the City of Sacramento: The First 30 Days

Jul 17, 2014
Keeping Bees in the City of Sacramento: The First 30 Days

The conversation goes something like this: “You have BEES? In your BACKYARD?” Then I get the questions, all in one long breath: “Whatiftheystingthekids! Whatiftheygetinthepool! Whywouldyoudothat?” Well, it’s been a month now, and I am happy as a clam that I have bees in my backyard.  Hubby is still unconvinced. Some... 

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YubaNet.com
Best for Bees To Be Stay-At-Homes

Jul 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 - A world without bees would be a whole lot poorer – literally. In Denmark alone an additional 600 million to 1 billion Danish kroner are earned annually due to the work done by bees making honey and pollinating a wide range of crops from apples to cherries and clover.

Unfortunately, bees...

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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
Fear the Beard!

Fear the Beard!

Beard of Honeybees (A Swarm)
Sometimes -- even vegetable garden bloggers can hit mental subject roadblocks. It happens to the best of us. And, in my case, it happens to the worst of us. I knew I wanted to write about bees. But you just can't put pen...

YubaNet.com
Groups file legal challenge of California’s approval of pesticides implicated in collapse of bee populations

Jul 8, 2014

Oakland, CA July 8, 2014 - Today, environmental and food safety groups challenged California's illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides despite mounting evidence that the pesticides are devastating honeybees.

Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides, represented by Earthjustice, filed the legal challenge in the California Superior Court...

YubaNet.com
New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

Jun 25, 2014
New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

Washington, D.C. June 25, 2014 - Many "bee-friendly" home garden plants sold at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees, according to a study released today by Friends of the Earth and allies.

The study, Gardeners Beware 2014, shows...

AccessLocal.TV
VIDEO: What’s the Buzz? Soil Born Farms Holds Beekeeping Classes

Jun 21, 2014

On Saturday, June 14th, Soil Born Farms held a beekeeping class for aspiring beekeepers and those already familiar with the practice. Participants learned the importance ...

Sacramento Connect
UC Davis Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven Open House this Friday

Jun 18, 2014
UC Davis Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven Open House this Friday

In observation of National Pollinator Week, the Häagen-Dazs® Honey Bee Haven will be the site of an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 20. The half-acre bee friendly garden is located on Bee Biology Road, next to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Free zinnias seeds will be...

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Placer County Online
Bees create a buzz in Placer County agriculture

Placer County is well known for a wide variety of agricultural commodities including rice, mandarins, and more recently, wine grapes, but perhaps not so well known is the vast number of honey bees buzzing around the county’s summertime blooms.  Bee keepers in Placer County range from small hobby farms with two or three hives...

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YubaNet.com
Bees Can Be More Important Than Fertilizer

Jun 10, 2014
Bees Can Be More Important Than Fertilizer

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Sacramento Vegan
Vegans and the Honeybee

Vegans and the Honeybee

I've been meaning to write a blog post for a while now about why vegans don't eat honey. According to the American Vegan Society, the short answer is that "vegans eat solely from the plant kingdom: vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds."...

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