Tag: Gardening


Author: Michael Perry Bug Rating: I always get books from the library, mainly because I really don’t like spending money when I don’t have to. (Some call this being a “cheap bastard”. Personally, I consider […]

Bees, Cell phones, and BS (again)

The interwebs are all abuzz (ha!) with a new report that cellphones might be responsible for the losses in honeybee populations. Specifically, the news stories reference this paper: Ved Parkash Sharma and Neelima R. Kumar […]

Covered in bees!

Amazingly, I had not posted this Eddie Izzard clip yet.  I give you: COVERED IN BEES.

National Pollinator Week: TGIF

And, for a little Friday amusement, a poem that was recently posted on the Entomo-L listserver: The bee is such a busy soul, She has no time for birth control. So that is why at […]

Natl. Pollinator Week: a perplexing question

So, this week is National Pollinator Week, and there are lots of neato resources available for free online via the Pollinator Partnership. That’s great. But here is something that I have a great deal of […]

Natl. Pollinator Week: People’s Gardens

For National Pollinator Week the USDA is promoting People’s Gardens.  USDA facilities are invited to begin a garden, or support a community garden. This year bees took up residence on the DC Mall! ‘The People’s […]

National Pollinator Week 2010

Yep, it’s that time of year again! “A World of Pollinators” is the theme for 2010 National Pollinator Week. Here’s a tip: “Island Press Pollinator Special – To celebrate Pollinator Week, Island Press will offer […]

Let’s all go to our happy place

How about a break from ranting and raving? It’s officially SPRING! A bee on a crocus: Thanks to Thomas Binek for the use of his lovely photo.

New Bee/Pollination book!

It starts shipping in late March! ($23.50, plus postage.) Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists NRAES 186, SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Handbook 11 A step-by-step, full-color guide for rearing […]