bees en 6/23/14 Panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Iraq Update<br />Kerry on Ties to Egypt<br />Clinton - Imperial Image?<br />Honey Bee Initiative<br />US World Cup Draw</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93207 at 6/23/14 Panel "A Sting In The Tale" By Dave Goulson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Dave Goulson became obsessed with wildlife as a small boy growing up in rural England, starting with an increasingly exotic menagerie of pets. When his interest turned to the anatomical, there were even some ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. But bees are where Goulson’s true passion lies—the humble bumblebee in particular.</p><p>Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the English short-haired bumblebee went extinct in the United Kingdom, but by a twist of fate still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few pairs shipped over in the nineteenth century.</p><p>Dave Goulson’s quest to reintroduce it to its native land is one of the highlights of his book, <em>A Sting in the Tale</em>, that includes original research into the habits of these mysterious creatures, history’s relationship with the bumblebee, and advice on how to protect the bumblebee for future generations.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89174 at "A Sting In The Tale" By Dave Goulson First Zombie Bees Identified in VT <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont beekeepers face mite infestations, extreme temperature swings and the possibility of colony collapse. But a San Francisco State University professor says a new threat has arrived in Vermont: zombie bees. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82770 at First Zombie Bees Identified in VT The Thinking Beekeeper <p></p><p></p><p>Christy Hemenway is the owner and founder of <a href="">Gold Star Honeybees</a> and author of the recently published, <em>The Thinking Beekeeper</em>. She will be teaching a Weekend Intensive in Top Bar Beekeeping at <a href="">Berkshire Community College </a>this Saturday and Sunday.</p><p>Christy’s new book, The Thinking Beekeeper, is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58334 at The Thinking Beekeeper High Season for Honeybees <p>Beekeeping has become a surprisingly fast growing hobby in Massachusetts, despite a time of overall lower honey production caused by new diseases affecting hive populations, and uncooperative weather. WAMC&rsquo;s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a look and filed this report&hellip;</p><p>President of the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association Dan Conlon has seen some funny business in the honey business this year.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:23:49 +0000 Lucas Willard 41794 at