Bee Informed

There is a wealth of knowledge in books and the internet about bees. Please have a look at some of our favorite websites, articles, and books

Bee Informed

Bees and Your Garden Plans:

Have you ever thought about what bees like when you are planting your gardens? Bees need blooms through all the available seasons. Check out this great article from Washington Post writer Adrian Higgins on Setting a Table for Honeybees. She shares her knowledge of bee friendly plants, the problems of pesticides and how a simple water feature can be an attractive oasis for a foraging bee.
https://m.mysanantonio.com/lifestyle/article/The-rewarding-buzz-of-watching-honeybees-at-work-13085358.php#photo-15884627

Dogs as Bee Disease Detectives:

Many diseases can affect a hive. American foul brood is a devastating one. One woman has taken it upon herself to train her dogs to detect the scent and identify a hive with this condition. Can more dogs be trained? Are dog sniffers the future of disease detection? Read up on Tejal Rao’s article about a couple of special dogs named Mack and Tukka.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/dining/dogs-bees-colonies-sniff-bacteria.amp.html

Bees Can Count to Zero?:

We all know bees are smart. They can make complex hexagons, they convert nectar into a shelf stable never expiring food source, and they know the concept of zero. There have recently been studies about bees understanding the concept of nothing. James Gorman’s New York Times article shares the study done at RMIT University in Melbourne and the results are fascinating!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/science/bees-intelligence-zero.amp.html

Bees and Pollination, the Almond Crops:

There is an amazing industry outside honey that many beekeepers use as a large part of their beekeeping income. Pollination service! And the California Almond growing industry is a huge part of that. This article by Jaime Lowe in the New York Times magazine explores this multi-billion-dollar industry and what it means to the bees we depend on for its intense production.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/magazine/the-super-bowl-of-beekeeping.html

Bees and Your Garden Plans:

Have you ever thought about what bees like when you are planting your gardens? Bees need blooms through all the available seasons. Check out this great article from Washington Post writer Adrian Higgins on Setting a Table for Honeybees. She shares her knowledge of bee friendly plants, the problems of pesticides and how a simple water feature can be an attractive oasis for a foraging bee.
https://m.mysanantonio.com/lifestyle/article/The-rewarding-buzz-of-watching-honeybees-at-work-13085358.php#photo-15884627

Dogs as Bee Disease Detectives:

Many diseases can affect a hive. American foul brood is a devastating one. One woman has taken it upon herself to train her dogs to detect the scent and identify a hive with this condition. Can more dogs be trained? Are dog sniffers the future of disease detection? Read up on Tejal Rao’s article about a couple of special dogs named Mack and Tukka.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/dining/dogs-bees-colonies-sniff-bacteria.amp.html

Bees Can Count to Zero?:

We all know bees are smart. They can make complex hexagons, they convert nectar into a shelf stable never expiring food source, and they know the concept of zero. There have recently been studies about bees understanding the concept of nothing. James Gorman’s New York Times article shares the study done at RMIT University in Melbourne and the results are fascinating!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/science/bees-intelligence-zero.amp.html

Bees and Pollination, the Almond Crops:

There is an amazing industry outside honey that many beekeepers use as a large part of their beekeeping income. Pollination service! And the California Almond growing industry is a huge part of that. This article by Jaime Lowe in the New York Times magazine explores this multi-billion-dollar industry and what it means to the bees we depend on for its intense production.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/magazine/the-super-bowl-of-beekeeping.html

Why do we need bees?:

This is one of our absolute favorite children’s books about bees! “Why Do We Need Bees?” distributed by Usborne Books is a very inclusive and complete book about many different types of bees and pollinators. It’s accurate, informative, colorful, and fun. Who doesn’t like a lift the flap book? They cover topic such as types of bees, bee homes, life in the hive and bees in the community. This is a must for any bee lover and the children in their life. Find it here:
https://v7213.myubam.com/p/6288/lift-the-flap-first-questions-and-answers-why-do-we-need-bees

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