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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December Showers Bring…December Flowers?!

by Nicole Wines The early part of the winter of 2015 will be known as one of the warmest on record for the Northeast US, the temperate region where our gardens plots and other EcoCulture projects are currently located. The … Continue reading

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

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

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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