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Domestic Bees Suffer from Wildfires, while Native Bees Thrive

Domestic Bees Suffer from Wildfires, while Native Bees Thrive

By Diane Dunaway – Reports of honey bee losses are high this spring in the BC Interior. Many suffered after a tough summer and fall, followed by an old-fashioned winter and a long, cool spring. Anecdotally, the bees had limited flying conditions for several weeks starting in early July of last year when the wildfire […]

Bee Audacious Gathering – Part One

Bee Audacious Gathering – Part One

By Diane Dunaway – More than a whim, on the third of June, 2016, a reminder came through the mail. Applications open for the Bee Audacious conference. Earlier in the day I’d busied myself capturing a small swarm in our home apiary. Here was an opportunity to join a larger one consisting of academics, researchers, […]

LOCAL FOODS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Life with Honey Bees: We’re in this Together

LOCAL FOODS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Life with Honey Bees: We’re in this Together

By Diane Dunaway — The relationship between humans and honey bees goes back a long way. Cave art from an estimated 8,000 years ago shows a honey-gatherer risking life and limb in pursuit of a sweet reward. Bees and flowers go back even further in their connection. They’ve co-evolved for over 10 million years. The […]