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Using high-speed videography, scientists discovered that bumblebee wings are built to withstand collisions. That’s good news—because on average, these insects bump into vegetation once per second. More on nature's "aerial tankers": (Video by Spine Films)

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Swan's Honey

Fun fact of the day: The Queen Honeybee can lay 1500 eggs a day!

Honey is touted as a natural healing agent for dozens of conditions, but how much of that is based on fact?
Honey is touted as a natural healing agent for dozens of conditions, but how much of that is based on fact?
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Protecting the honey bee is vital for our planet. Spread the message!

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Bees and Society
College of the Atlantic

What can bees teach us about sustainability? Students in College of the Atlantic's Bees and Society course explore the interconnected relationships between huma...ns and bees to discover what bees can show us about ourselves and our food systems.

The class includes the study of beekeeping, the political economy of honey, the role of pollination in agroecosystems, loss of biodiversity, conservation policy, and decision-making in human and bee societies, among other topics. Taught by COA Partridge Chair in Food and Sustainable Agriculture Systems Dr. Kourtney Collum, Bees and Society is a truly human-ecological course, integrating the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to examine the applied problem of protecting pollinators in a time of abrupt environmental change. Learn more:
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An update from the Jackson, NH apiary: This morning I did an inspection of my remaining hives. Of the two hives I was hoping to overwinter, one was completely empty. It appears that the colony absconded and took all their honey stores with them. I wish them well and hope they survive the winter in their new home. The other hive is very strong with ample honey stores. I opted to leave them all the honey they made to give them everything they need to survive. In a week I’ll wrap the hive in rigid insulation and fill the top feeder with a 2:1 mix!

I’m hearing a lot of great news about the hives at the PoundSweet farm in Palermo, Maine. I see their posts about the wax candles they make and the bumper crops the farm produced this year.

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We r now selling our own beeswax candles .

Bees are doing great this year, giving us honey, wax and so much more! We love our bees

Well Stung Apiary updated their status.

Today the 2 Honey Bee colonies in Jackson, NH were installed ahead of the expected delivery a complete month! The supplier (Royal Bees in Buxton, ME) had a large shipment that contained our packages. Since the weather is great I went ahead and picked them up and installed them. Up next are the hives at Poundsweet Farm in Palermo, ME. I can't wait to hear from Amy and Lindsey. Rumor has it they are doubling the number of colonies hey previously had last year. I also heard from friends that some of the hives in Maynard, MA have been installed too.

Go fourth and prosper girls.

Save the honey bees! 🐝

Could this green space be compared with Earth?
A perfection bourgeois revolve around;
Inputs without thought, outputs with scant worth.
Lawns, an abyss to obsess and confound.

A rule of heads amongst a sea of blades.
Each front to yearn for chemicals, oil, water;

Why take care when one could just let forth raids?
Machines and sprays run Mother and father.

But, beneath sod lay a basis for health.
The soil lusts for greenery with substance;

To bear fruit and herb, to wield organic wealth.
Now, till, compost, sow and grow in abundance.

To consume is to produce only pawns,
Urban rebellion, to grow food, not lawns.

To Grow Food, Not Lawns - A Sonnet by Tom Boyden


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My little future beekeeper helping us prepare for the season. Anyone guess what piece he is painting??

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Beelieve it or not spring is just around the corner. So this week is cleaning week . Lots of activity in our bee cellar, Sawyer and I are working away at chores to prepare for next season. Looking to add 3 more hives this year and a new location for half of them.

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Well Stung's Jackson NH hives did very well this year. We removed only 11 frames and left them more than enough to survive the cold New England winter. The seasons honey is thick and pure gold. Good job girls! I can't wait to see how the Palermo Maine hives did this season.

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