How Dominant is the Queen Bee? By Sarah Pleuthner At the center of a honeybee colony lies the heart and soul of the organization: the queen bee. The queen, the mother to all who live in the hive, is vital to the existence of the entire colony...More
Beeswax, the French Revolution and Tourism
Beeswax, the French Revolution, and a Tourist Hotspot By Sarah Pleuthner Crayolas, cosmetics, candles…these are industries that use beeswax in their products that we have come to rely upon. But what about the entertainment industry? Can you think...More
4 Tips to Avoid Stings
Four Tips for Avoiding Bee Stings By Callie Turnbull Summer time is here and bees are busy buzzing around and looking everywhere for nectar. 1. Stay away from nests! Bees are territorial and will defend their nests with their lives. If...More
High-Rise Honey Video
Together with Stratus Properties and Canyon Johnson Urban Fund II, Austin based non-profit, Central Texas Bee Rescue has installed a bee apiary atop the 37th floor of the W Austin. As the first roof top apiary in Austin, the project has...More
Breeding a Better Bee?
By Idolina Maldonado Megan Garber, of The Atlantic has recently published an article discussing the possibility of combating colony collapse disorder by genetically diversifying bees. There are currently 28 different types of honey bees across...More
New Fountain of Youth?
By Allison Luxenberg The Fountain of Youth may have met its match! Homemade beauty products featuring honey are a cost effective all natural alternative to commercial products. Honey, traditionally known as a natural sweetener, usually in hot...More
Keep the Honey Flowing
Here’s a great article about Walter in the My San Antonio Local news that highlights the Central Texas Bee Rescue team and their on going efforts to keep the peace between humans and bees. “Bee Rescue Keeps Bees Alive and Honey Flowing” By...More
Battle for Survival!
By Duane Pool The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in conjunction with other regulatory agencies have released recommendations on May 2nd, 2013 detailing the effects of parasites, disease...More
BEES are the new Bats!
By Susan Bartlett Austinites have come to love their bats. The Congress Avenue Bridge is home to over 1 million Mexican free-tailed bats. Despite initial fear and ignorance of these now Austin icons, these bats have become an eco-tourism...More
By Duane Pool In light of recent Federal Department of Agriculture (F.D.A.) reports regarding Colony Collapse Disorder, the need for independent research has become even more crucial in the fight to save the honey bee. Corporate research has...More
97 Foods At Risk!
By Kathie Martel Goldsmith Children as young as the third grade understand the basic concept of pollination. They understand that pretty flowers attract insects that stop in for a snack. In the process of gathering snacks from each flower, the...More
By Idolina Maldonado Humans have been using natural sweeteners, such as sugar and honey, for thousands of years. India has manufactured cane sugar granules for over two thousand years and Southeast Asia has used sugar cane juice long before that...More