Maura Judkis, The Washington Post Published 9:37 am PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Vegans eschew not only products made from animals, such as bacon and leather, but also products made by animals - the most obvious examples being milk and butter. For some vegans, this extends to honey, because it is produced from the labor of bees. But what about the work bees do for avocado trees? less Vegans eschew not only products made from animals, such as bacon and leather, but also products made by animals - the most obvious examples being milk and butter. For some vegans, this extends to honey, because ... more Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Dania Maxwell Avocado toast may not be vegan, depending how one looks at the role of bees in avocado trees. Avocado toast may not be vegan, depending how one looks at the role of bees in avocado trees. Photo: American … [Read more...] about If you don’t eat honey because you are a vegan, avocados might be off-limits, too.
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Published 12:05 am PDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018 FILE - In this Much 17, 2009, file photo, a honey bee searches for nectar on the flowers of a tree in Roseburg, Ore. The European honey bee might suck up all the attention, but a true bee connoisseur will point you to the native species. The wild critters come in almost endless variety. (Robin Loznak/The News-Review via AP, File) less FILE - In this Much 17, 2009, file photo, a honey bee searches for nectar on the flowers of a tree in Roseburg, Ore. The European honey bee might suck up all the attention, but a true bee connoisseur will point ... more Photo: Robin Loznak, AP Photo: Robin Loznak, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Much 17, 2009, file photo, a honey bee searches for nectar on the flowers of a tree in Roseburg, Ore. The European … [Read more...] about The search is on for every bee species in Oregon
As we drifted a strong current in Shinnecock Bay, bouncing jigs along the bottom, a small school of albacore started jumping near our boat chasing baitfish. Our host for the morning and one of the conference organizers, Chris Paparo of Calverton, became extremely animated. “Cast your bait beyond the leaping fish and reel your jig in as fast as you can along the surface,” he shouted to the writers on board. The New York State Outdoor Writers Association was mixing some business with pleasure as members performed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing to gather story material on an area not often associated with the outdoors – Long Island, N.Y. The 51st Annual NYSOWA conference was held in Southampton with a base of operation at Stony Brook University and its School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences for graduate and undergraduate studies. It had been 44 years since the group visited Long Island and it was high time for an encore performance. Leon Archer of … [Read more...] about Long Island’s plethora of outdoors opportunities is impressive
Ivy Academy senior Noah Lewis examines the bee population at the school. The bees were added to the school's agricultural science program. (Contributed photo/Ansley Eichhorn) Ivy Academy senior Noah Lewis examines the bee... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Ivy Academy student Noah Lewis walks outside to inspect the school's bee population each week. Curious students eagerly watch from a distance as the senior beekeeper inspects the hive, looking for signs the queen bee is healthy and repopulating. It's exactly what faculty adviser and academy director of environmental programming Ansly Eichhorn had in mind when she and another faculty member went through a bee training program several years ago. The environmentally focused charter school wanted to add a bee population to its agricultural science program and received a grant to kick off the effort. "It's a really neat way to teach students where their food and everything comes from," Eichhorn said. The value of crops … [Read more...] about Ivy Academy program raising bees in face of population decline
By Allison Bagley Published 2:23 pm, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 When Konrad Bouffard of Round Rock Honey leads his introductory beekeeping classes around Texas, kids become most engaged when he talks about the insects’ “superhero powers.” Children excitedly ask about the anatomy of bees — specifically what parts bees have that other insects don’t. They want to know how the stinger works, for example, and are fascinated in learning the hierarchy within the hive. Bouffard, a former social studies teacher, describes each bee in the colony and how unique body parts help in their role. He teaches how mandibles, jaw-like structures, are used to form the wax structure in a hive. Queens have a special organ that allow them to fertilize multiple eggs at a time, therefore controlling the hive’s population. “Bees have powers other insects don’t,” Bouffard tells the kids. Learning about their life cycle and their role in our … [Read more...] about Oh, honey, honey: Hive tours and beekeeping classes for kids