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Man Creates Gardens For Unwanted Bees, Grows Free Food in 30 Abandoned Lots

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By McKinley Cobley March 26, 2017Even though the Ninth Ward of New Orleans has never fully recovered from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, this man has created a lush oasis of free food and sustainability right in the heart of the community.David Young founded a volunteer-run organization, Capstone Community Gardens, to support low income city residents, as well as honeybees that are in need of a safe, environmentally-friendly home. He started the gardening initiative after Katrina destroyed much of the district’s infrastructure. The gardens, erected in more than 30 abandoned lots, grow everything from swiss chard, to brussel sprouts, mustard greens,...

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Why we can stop panicking about the honeybees.

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Why we can stop panicking about the honeybees 07/10/15 06:48 AM—UPDATED 07/10/15 08:23 AM By Tony Dokoupil It was billed as one of the most interesting, puzzling, and disturbing stories of the century: The mass death of the honeybee, the pollinator behind at least third of our food, a portent of the apocalypse. The panic was easy to understand. A third of bee colonies suddenly collapsed in 2006. Millions of bees were here one day, gone the next — no bodies to be found. Even President Obama grew alarmed. “What are we doing on bees?” he asked his staff as...

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Beautiful Slow Motion Movie with Bees Wrestling Over Flowers.

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Bees wrestling on flowers over access to nectar. Please click the link below to view this beautiful five minute movie. https://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2735746/

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Great News for the Protection of Pollinators!

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Huge Victory for Bees! US Court Bans Insecticide Linked to Deaths Terry Turner A United States appeals court ruled that federal regulators should not have approved the use of an insecticide, which is linked to a decline in bee populations, and determined that the EPA used “flawed and limited data”. The ruling means farmers have to immediately stop using sulfoxaflor, marketed under the brand names Transform and Closer, unless and until the Environmental Protection Agency obtains more evidence regarding its effects on honeybees. Only then will the EPA be allowed to decide if it can re-approve the chemical for use...

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Girl’s Lemonade Recipe to Saves Bees

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Girl’s Lemonade Recipe to Saves Bees Turned Into Million Dollar Whole Foods Deal Terry Turner This 11-year-old girl has turned her grandmother’s flaxseed lemonade recipe into a national business—and she is donating ten percent of the proceeds to saving honey bees. Mikaila Ulmer became an expert on bees after getting stung twice in a week. Her mother suggested that researching the insects might help conquer her overly-developed fear of them. When she learned about the plight of bee populations that were dying from colony collapse disorder, and the danger it posed to our food chain, Mikaila had to do something...

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