Save the PR Bee: Raíces Awarded Bee Cause Foundation Grant Award on Behalf of TaínaSoy Apiario

Raíces Cultural Center has teamed up with TaínaSoy Apiario Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Conservancy to provide fiscal sponsorship for the awarding of a Bee Cause Foundation grant which will help launch an educational program in Aguada, Puerto Rico to Save the PR Bee.

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Photo Gallery: Intro to Beekeeping & Apiculture Workshop

Check out the photo gallery from the first program in Raíces EcoCulture’s Sustainable Living Workshop Series – Intro to Beekeeping and Apiculture with Javier Robles

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D.I.Y. Fridays – 10 Ways You Can Help the Bees and Pollinators

by Nicole Wines Honeybees and other pollinators need our help. We humans have moved (forced) honeybee and pollinator species around and between continents, contaminated their food sources, and been a huge cause of stress on their health and environment. Raíces … Continue reading

Upcoming visit to S&F Honey Farm

Hey there Api-enthusiasts, Some of you have already gotten the heads up on Raíces’ upcoming visit in August to the S&F Honey Farm in Flemington N.J.. For those of you who haven’t heard and want to get on board for … Continue reading

Raices’ Bees – One Month Old and Going Strong!

by Francisco G. Gómez So it’s been a month since we set up our new beehive; what a rush getting those incredible little creatures settled into their new home. It was thrilling to say the least and truly one of … Continue reading

March EcoCulture Update: New Gardeners, Spring Planting and our Seed Library

A photo post by Nicole Wines (click photos to view larger version) HAPPY SPRING After a long winter, we are glad that it is starting to feel like spring at the very end of March.  We are ready to come … Continue reading

Learn how to build your own Beehive, but some things to consider before you do so!

  by Francisco G. Gómez Will Hunting once said, “…you dropped 150 grand on a fuckin’ education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!” Words of wisdom, in deed. Of course there … Continue reading

Raíces Micro Farm Update – Signs of Spring…Shoots and Sprouts

by Nicole Wines We’ve got spring fever at Raíces and we can’t wait to start planting our veggies, greens and herbs and lots of flowers for the bees and other pollinators.  By this time last year we were already harvesting … Continue reading

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

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