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December 16 2013


Honeybees with Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp | The Permaculture Podcast

My guest for this episode is Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, a research scientist with the University of Maryland and the former Chief apiarist for Pennsylvania. Dennis has investigated colony collapse disorder...   Click here to download the episode. My guest for this episode is Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, a research scientist with the University of Maryland and the former Chief apiarist for Pennsylvania. Dennis has investigated colony collapse disorder and the on-going bee die off since Dave Hackenberg first reported large colony losses. I wanted to speak with Dennis after seeing him in the documentary “Who Killed The Honeybee?” and then happened to see a recent research paper he was involved with, as well as his TED talk “A Plea for Bees”. During our conversation we talk about his work with bees, the ongoing loss of bee colonies in the United States and elsewhere, the role of bees as pollinators in our food supply, and what we can do to support honeybees and native pollinators. Two things I really enjoyed about this particular conversation was how precise and technical the conversation got regarding the research and issues surrounding bees, while still remaining accessible. For all of his work and research, I never felt like Dennis spoke over our heads. Part of that, I imagine, come from his love and passion for bees. Listening to him describe the co-evolution of flowers and pollinators reminded me of the beauty of nature and why I love this work and want to take care of this little space of mine and build a better world by including habitat for pollinators and tend to the other species around us. If you enjoy this episode you may enjoy:Native Plants with Dr. Doug TallamyStream Restoration with Dr. Bern SweeneyThe Soil Food Web with Jeff Lowenfels Resources:Dennis vanEnglesdorp, PhDDennis vanEnglesdorp: A Plea for Bees (TED Talk Video)Bee Informed PartnershipCrop Pollination Exposes Honey Bees to Pesticides Which Alters Their Susceptibility to the Gut Pathogen Nosema ceranae (Research Article) http://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/2013/honeybees/

September 19 2013


The Kiwimana Buzz Beekeeping Podcast - A Beekeeping and Gardening Podcast

Paul Berry is a commercial Organic Beekeeper, listen to his view and how he keeps his bees. http://kiwimana.co.nz/30
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September 05 2012


Dancing In The Dark: The Intelligence of Bees

Bees are remarkable among insects. They can count, remember human faces, and communicate through dance routines performed entirely in the dark. But are they intelligent? Even creative? Bee aficionado Stephen Humphrey, along with a hive of leading bee researchers and scientists, investigates the mental lives of bees.

May 25 2011


Nature's Secret: Why Honey Bees Are Better Politicians Than Humans : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

Democracy in the human world can be a messy and acrimonious business, but in the bee world, a little waggle dance can help you get all the votes you need. http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/05/24/136391522/natures-secret-why-honey-bees-are-better-politicians-than-humans

May 19 2011


How Not to Keep Bees - LSE Public Lectures and Events

Speaker: Bill Turnbull Chair: Ian Spencer This event was recorded on 5 May 2011 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House Bill Turnbull's light-hearted introduction to the world of beekeeping highlights the ups and rather more frequent downs of his ten years attempting to produce honey and keep his colonies alive.
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