January 12, 2011
An article from The Independent on the British Beekeepers Association's endorsement of 4 insecticides, all fatal to bees, and the furor amongst beekeepers these endorsements have caused.
January 11, 2011
Monta just sent me this link from the Chicago Tribune on a bee ordinance battle in Western Indiana.
January 5, 2011
After emailing both the mayor, Jerry Miller, and the Winona City Inspections office, I have discovered that the Winona City Council is no longer interested in regulating beekeeping through a citywide ordinance. The bee ordinance issue has been put to rest.
I am surprised how fast this became a non-issue. What began as a problem that seemed to need immediate attention from all parties involved, now quietly disappears from the City's agenda.
December 24, 2010
One of the fence panels surrounding the parameter of Beelandia was hit by snow and ice falling off the neighbor's roof. The toppled panel did not hit any of the hives.
December 13, 2010
An article from fastcompany.com
December 10, 2010
Here is an article from the New York Times on urban beekeeping:
December 6, 2010
I've spent the last few days reading the book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. I am a New York Mets' fan and, with their hiring of Sandy Alderson as General Manager, I thought it might be interesting to read up on his background and others he has recently hired. The book describes the history of the Oakland A's from the late 80s until 2004 or so. The A's are a small-market team with a limited budget that, nonetheless, were able ...
November 19, 2010
Warning to Regular Readers-- the following blog entry will be used for a discussion of Book X in Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics. Students have been invited to discuss these questions. You may join the discussion if you wish!
1. What does Aristotle mean by contemplation?
2. According to Aristotle, what is the relationship between contemplation and happiness?
3. What does he mean by leisure?
4. In his view, what is the connection between ...
November 10, 2010
Every fall since starting this blog, I take some time on this blog to examine what I've learned during the past year of beekeeping. So keeping with that tradition, here are some of the things I've learned: