Archive for May, 2005


Bee-friendly gardens help create floral beauty, healthy produce and a vibrant ecology, but a host of threats now endangers the venerable honey bee

Published on May 27, 2005

By Teresa O’Connor, Correspondent May 27, 2005 As Angel Lindenlaub strolled among the flowers in her garden recently, several bees buzzed near the aromatic roses, salvia, lavender, poppies and penstemon. The professional landscape designer and master gardener could not have been more pleased. Lindenlaub, owner of Heaven on Earth Design in Thousand Oaks, became fascinated Read more …


Time for a new approach to crop pollination

Published on May 21, 2005

Deborah K. Rich, Special to The Chronicle Saturday, May 21, 2005 The parasitic mite that devastated honey bee colonies across the United States this spring served notice that we are overly reliant upon the honey bee for crop pollination. Beekeepers report the mite infested 40 to 60 percent of managed beehives. Unless we find alternate Read more …


Abuzz about bees

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San Francisco Chronicle California’s native bees can lessen farmers’ dependence on the European honey bee – Deborah K. Rich, Special to The Chronicle Saturday, May 21, 2005 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/21/HOGIBCQN9Q1.DTL When Claire Kremen, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, discovered that California’s native bees could, given suitable nearby habitat, pollinate Central Valley crops Read more …


Bees need a place to buzz off

Published on May 1, 2005

Daily Democrat – Woodland, CA, USA Sunday, May 01, 2005 By RACHEL LONG and MACE VAUGHN/Special To The Democrat You’d think that farm fields in bloom would be heaven for bees, with their flowers full of nectar and pollen for industrious bees. Not necessarily. Native bees need places to nest, and highly cultivated fields don’t Read more …