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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Impressions from the Raíces Disaster Relief Support Trip – A Travel Log

by Francisco G. Gómez & Nicole Wines During our recent disaster relief support trip to Puerto Rico from January 12-19, 2018, Raíces Crew members were able to post some impressions on social media. This helped us to keep a kind … Continue reading

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

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

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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D.I.Y. Fridays – D.I.Y. Video Inspiration

by Nicole Wines This week’s D.I.Y. Fridays post is a resource post. We are sharing three awesome, short videos about D.I.Y. lifestyle. These are just for a little inspiration, to show you the amazing things you can do with your … Continue reading