Category: Bees

American Honey Queen (and Princess)

Curious about the Honey Princess that I mentioned seeing at the Entomology meeting? The Honey Queen and Honey Princess compete nationally to be the spokespeople for the American Beekeeping Federation. They have to be experienced beekeepers […]

Planting for Pollinators? There’s an app for that

Now is the time to start planning and dreaming about your wonder-garden that will magically appear in the spring….once all the snow is gone.  Remember the immortal words of Michael Perry: “Seed catalogs are responsible […]

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Honey Laundering

You might have seen some news coverage recently that claimed much of the honey sold in the US isn’t actually… honey. So what is it, then? Well, it IS still honey, and it did still […]

Bee Basics

I realized that I had posted about this new publication on Twitter, but not here–this must be remedied ASAP! A beautiful publication was recently released by the USDA Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership: Bee […]

Lost Bumblebees of Denmark

One of the really cool things about Entomology is there are a lot of opportunities for longitudinal studies. For hundreds of years, bug nerds have been routinely killing and preserving the subjects of their studies, […]

Bee news that isn’t news

I don’t know about my entomological colleagues, but I am getting rather snippy over stories about the latest thing that’s killing bees. Some of this I think is related to the false sense of urgency […]

I’m on the radio!

Best of all, I am joined on this episode of Skeptically Speaking by anthropologist Greg Laden, who talks about entomophagy (bug eating). My part of the interview starts with a discussion of using a pseudonym […]