Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Propolis, Hive Medicine


Everything coming out of a beehive has medicinal properties. One such substance is propolis, sticky and smelly but very effective. Here is a great article about propolis:

Few highlights about propolis:
  • Anti-Microbial Action
  • Heals Burns
  • Prevents Dental Cavities
  • Treats Parasites

Bees in Danger


Pollinators, especially honey bees, are in danger. The issue is very serious such that The White House has announced a new plan to tackle the problem.

Read the story in detail:

The first 21 days of a bee’s life, Anand Varma


Anand Varma is a biologist. He got into beekeeping after he is asked to photograph a story on honeybees for National Geographic. Check his photos:



Bee pupa developing eyes.


Bees ready to emerge.

Read the story at National Geographic:




You can find his TED talk, here:

Things to Consider Before Keeping Bees


Do you consider becoming a beekeeper? Here is a list 10 Things to think about before becoming a Beekeeper, by McCartney Taylor:


TED talks about Honey Bees



A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of bees:



Especially, don't miss Marla Spivak's talk: