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Feed The Bees: a community effort to feed – and save – ourselves

After Saturday’s publication in The Vancouver Sun of our new Honey Bee Zen blog, I received a note from Ian Tait, an old Olympics friend who is now involved in an effort to help bees make it in this tough world of ours. It’s called Feed The Bees. Tait pointed me to this cooperative effort by the Delta Chamber of Commerce and Earthwise […]

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Bees in the city: keep your neighbours happy

Most cities in North America at one time banned the keeping of bees on residential lots. In theory it made sense (but not good sense): people didn’t want insects flying around their heads, especially ones that could sting you. But in recent years, the pendulum has swung as urban stealth beekeepers who kept secret hives […]

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Dandelions and honey bees: a reason not to weed.

Amanda: Not since I was five years old have dandelions meant so much to me. I can still see that bouquet of wilting heads on the windowsill in an empty Cheez Whiz jar. I later became ruthless in my dandelion destruction. I joined the host of other gardeners who have turned to whatever tool possible to […]

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Welcome to Honey Bee Zen

Welcome to Honey Bee Zen, our experiment in urban beekeeping. It’s a blog by two people, Amanda Goodman Lee and Jeff Lee. We want to tackle this blog as a primer for people who are interested in keeping bees but don’t know where to start. We’re the examples. In other words, by learning from our […]

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