Meet the People Who Are Saving the Bees

Last Updated August 22, 2017
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meet the people saving the bees

Over the years, we've profiled some of the people and programs committed to saving local bee populations. Read their inspiring stories, and see what you can do at home to help.

The Importance of Honeybees

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Girl Next Door Honey Works to Save the Bees

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Andrews Honey Bees

Learning about beekeeping and photographing a hive have always been on my bucket list. And let’s be honest, I thought wearing a bee suit...

The Farmland Decline of Monarch Butterflies and Bees: What Do Our Food Choices Have to Do With It?

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Bumblebees & Old Maids

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The Plight of the Bees

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The world’s bee population is facing a major crisis — here’s how you can help bee-fore it’s too late.

Bringing Bees to the Trees

After overwintering in Idaho, honeybees are shipped to California to pollinate almond orchards It’s almost pitch dark in the giant cement...

Dancing with the Bees

With a clutch of dedicated honey producers in the Ottawa area, sweetly scented local honey should be a pantry staple.

Backyard Bee Keeping. Is It for You?

Backyard beekeeping is on the rise. Is it for you? As we understand the importance of eating local and organic foods as well as preserving...

Make Your Yard a B&B for Bees

Typical suburban yards are no havens for bees. They don’t offer much for bees to eat and insecticides may have been used to combat...

Bolstering the local bee population: What you can do to help

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