Zen & the Art of Beekeeping

An Ethnography of Bees and the People Who Keep Them.

Much Ado About Bees

“Where the bee sucks, there suck I” By William Shakespeare Where the bee sucks, there suck I: In a cowslip’s bell I lie; There I couch when owls do cry. … Continue reading

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Bees and the Birds… Heck where did Bees come from?

From the question and answer section from our first Thursday of our class I keep feeling drawn to biological diversity and geographical questions concerning bees – what do we know … Continue reading

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Losses & Causes: The Future of Bees in ABQ

This is the final presentation project Jessica, Aspen and I completed back in May. Check it out if you get the chance! We’re still working to spread word of our … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

UNM BEEKEEPING

UNM BEEKEEPING Hey all! If you haven’t already, please go like our UNM Beekeeping page!  Jessica, Aspen, Ryan, Eduardo and myself are busily working on getting this club together and … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neonicotinoids and Birds?

This article is pretty interesting. It looks at the possibility that neonicotinoids might be dangerous to birds. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/04/neonicotinoids-and-ecosystems/

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Medicinal Benefits of Honey

  Raw honey-honey that has not been filtered, strained, or heated, has a tremendous amount of health benefits.  Honey is one of the greatest natural medicinal substances, used for centuries. … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Beekeepers Have Taught Me

I spent my high school years striving for straight A’s, taking AP classes, and competing for Valedictorian. I hardly ever went out and lost one of my good friends in … Continue reading

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Bees and Humans – Its a Social Thing

Very and yet vaguely related to class and bees is the analogous social behavior. Bees can’t live without their collective social life. Humans are more or less defined as social … Continue reading

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Where oh where to keep the bees?

Like many of you, I have began to fall for the idea of keeping bees. Would my parents let me keep them at our home? Not likely. Does the dormitory … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

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bible verses about honey Proverbs 25:16 If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit. Judges 14:8 Some time later, when he went back … Continue reading

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Propolis Properties

After passing around the waxy sphere of propolis this past Thursday, I could vaguely recall the first week of school when it was first shown and the conversation about its … Continue reading

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Whipped Honey: Inside and Out

Honey, the bees natural byproduct and food source; also our own sinful delight. I have always enjoyed honey and over the last few years I have accumulated a selection of … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Parasitism

Parasitic honey bees + migratory beekeeping = bad news Wait a minute, since when are honey bees parasitic? Most types of honey bees are not parasitic, but it turns out … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Bee Photographer

The Bee Photographer These are some of the most amazing pictures I have ever seen. Eric Tourneret takes photos bees and beekeepers from around the world and this gallery includes … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

NATGEO Article

  Hey Everyone! Found a cute, quick article on bees and electricity. What’s better than combining science with the natural world?  Take a read here: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/26/honeybees-can-move-each-other-with-electric-fields/?source=hp_dl5_phenomena_bees_electricity_2130328 Have a great weekend! … Continue reading

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Memory of a Masterpiece

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Leonardo da Vinci I started this … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Philosobee

This is a review of the first 17 chapters of “The Queen Must Die: And Other Affairs of Bees and Men” by William Longgood. While this book has many tidbits … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Recently Discovered Use For Bee Venom?

I came across this article today; a recent study completed at Washington University in St. Louis contends that researchers have found a “way to effectively destroy the HIV virus using a … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The People Addressed–“Queen of the Sun”

Taggart Siegel’s documentary, “Queen of the Sun” is a documentary that supports eco-friendly, biodynamic beekeeping. It addresses the issue of colony collapse disorder (CCD) and related issues, such as monocultures … Continue reading

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Analyzing “QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?”

Taggart Siegel’s 2010 film, “QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” explores the complexity of the world of beekeeping, and the threats bees and their beekeeper’s face … Continue reading

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“Queen of the Sun” – All about slow digestion

Watching the “Queen of the Sun” documentary by Tagart Seigel (2010) was both a pleasurable and an educational experience.  The film is one about honey bees as pollinators, their keepers, … Continue reading

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An Ebert impression: “Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?”

Being a fan of documentaries myself, I particularly enjoyed the Taggart Siegel production: “Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?” This film examines biodynamic beekeepers from around … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Queen of the Sun – Bringing About Public Awareness

    Queen of the Sun, a documentary by Taggart Siegel, is intended to bring awareness to the issue of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). It interviews countless beekeepers who differ … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bee Reverent – “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” Review

“Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?” is an eye opening documentary film from Taggart Siegel. The film dives into the lives and philosophies behind the world’s … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cupcakes anyone??

Tis’ almost honey season! Green tea cake topped with a whipped buttercream and honey frosting, completed with drizzled honey and bee candy! Thank you honey bees for making such a … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Interviewing Aseedinspired

When tasked to find an online bee keeper to talk to, I initially thought it would be a lost cause. After all, who wants to talk to college students these … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Review of A Book of Bees, Sue Hubbell

I thoroughly enjoyed Sue Hubbell’s story, A Book of Bees. Her writing is rough around the edges, but it’s real, and I think that’s what I liked the most. She … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hubbell’s Well-Written Afterword and Solitude

Starting off, I am very impressed with Sue Hubbell as a person. Although her book was mainly focused on bees and how to keep them of course, I feel as … Continue reading

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A Book of Bees by Sue Hubbell

I actually really enjoyed reading this book. It is a good, well written, very informative book. I knew nothing more than basic trivial information about honey bees so I was … Continue reading

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