Apiculture Initiative Field Trip – Visiting the Bees

by Nicole Wines Things are buzzing with the Raíces Apiculture Initiative. Francisco just finished building our first beehive this week and we are gearing up to give our first bees a home in the spring. We are also getting ready … Continue reading

Free Webinar by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

by Francisco G. Gómez Does the cost of educating yourself on something as necessary as bee science scare you? For you would be bee enthusiasts out there who have looked at your state’s or local bee association’s, university’s or large … Continue reading

Getting to Know the Bees-Raíces Apiculture Resource Update 2/17/14

by Nicole Wines The Raíces Apiculture Initiative has been launched and we are gearing up for the spring season.  We have been hard at work acquiring equipment, building beehives, educating ourselves, getting the word out, communicating with the people who … Continue reading

Melissophobia – Dealing with the fear of Bees

by Francisco G. Gómez There are many reasons why people fear bees and they are all valid. This fear is called melissophobia as coined by the Greeks, but is also known as Apiphobia. At the top of the list is … Continue reading

Raíces Starts Apiculture Initiative

by Francisco G. Gómez I just read an article about a bee keeper up in Canada that lost 37 million honey bees in a few short weeks, after GMO corn was planted not too far from his farm. That’s equivalent … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Helping the Bees with our Plants and Gardens

There has been a lot of buzz about saving the bees lately. Beekeepers, environmental groups, farmers (who rely on the bees to pollinate up to 80% of their flowering crops), and even mainstream media outlets are all reporting a shocking decline in the bee population, especially honeybees, in North America and many regions of Europe. Here is a list of some plants that can be useful to both you and our pollinator friends in your gardens.

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