Do Beekeeping: Book penned by teen encourages people and communities to take up the craft

A vast quantity of food that people consume daily is present due to bee pollination – you can thank bees for everything from vegetables through to grains. This is an awareness that Orren Fox has had his whole life. The author of Do Beekeeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees, published in 2015 and penned when Orren Fox was 18, has always had a strong affinity for … Continue reading Do Beekeeping: Book penned by teen encourages people and communities to take up the craft

Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport’s flight path for both jets and queen bees

Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport is not only home to a fleet of planes, but it also home to flying objects of the natural world – bees. Around 36 bee hives filled with thriving honeybees are located in three different apiaries around the airfield. The hives have been in place at Sea-Tac since 2013, when the Port of Seattle joined forces with local nonprofit The Common Acre to establish … Continue reading Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport’s flight path for both jets and queen bees

High-altitude beekeeping helping Tibetan refugees earn a new source of income

There’s no doubt that bees are the most important pollinators on the planet. In Tibet, Mountain Resiliency is helping to nurture bees and in that, provide a new source of income for indigenous peoples that have been displaced. Mountain Resiliency have invested in 25 bee colonies at the Dhorpattan Tibetan Refugee Camp, first established in 1961 for Tibetan refugees fleeing Chinese persecution, to help provide refugees … Continue reading High-altitude beekeeping helping Tibetan refugees earn a new source of income

Hive & Keeper: Putting British honey, the bees and the beekeepers back on the map

British honey is a reflection of the magical isle that the bees inhabit – rich, diverse and spectacular with the taste, colour and textures varying widely, from dark brown to almost white, from spicy to nutty and fruity, and from runny smooth to set with a granular bite. Honouring the colourful and epic journey of the bees, and capturing their essence in their most natural state … Continue reading Hive & Keeper: Putting British honey, the bees and the beekeepers back on the map

Bez and the bees: The Happy Mondays dancer’s environmental revolution

Bez is best known for being Happy Mondays’ “freaky dancer”, but nowadays he’s also a renowned environmentalist, anti-fracking campaigner, and beekeeper. The “party animal” launched a campaign in 2013 to get bees back into the city centre of Manchester. The roof gardens of The Printworks entertainment venue is now a thriving eco garden  which hosts four hives – housing approximately 320,000 bees in total. With … Continue reading Bez and the bees: The Happy Mondays dancer’s environmental revolution