Chanika Forté teaches sustainability to disadvantaged people and empowers women through beekeeping

Chanika Forté is causing a sensation as the manager of the urban farm of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP). She helps homeless and socially disadvantaged people garden and grow food, and empowers women and people of color through her beekeeping program, BaeHive. Forté first studied massage therapy, but decided to return for an associate’s degree […]

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Bee Center Fills Up, Honey Extractor Moves In – WSU Insider

Delicious honey will soon be made at Washington State University’s Bee and Pollinator Research, Extension and Education Center in Othello after a major equipment move. WSU’s honey bee program is still moving equipment and materials from the Pullman campus to the Othello site, the latest being the honey extractor. It is a great machinery that […]


Novato allows more chicken farming, delays beekeeping decision

Novato is allowing more residents to raise chickens in their backyards and is considering allowing beekeeping for the first time. The city council voted this month to allow residents to raise chickens in smaller residential properties, including multi-family properties such as apartment complexes. At the same November 16 meeting, the council also considered allowing beekeeping, […]


Presentation on beekeeping sponsored by Community Connections | News, Sports, Jobs

Findley Lake resident Terry Phelps gave a presentation on home beekeeping sponsored by Community Connections of Findley Lake. Photos submitted FINDLEY LAKE — Beekeeping is not a hobby for the faint-hearted. Those who attended the Home Beekeeping presentation by Findley Lake resident Terry Phelps recently learned a lot about honey bees and what keeping them […]


Hidden Happiness Adds Beekeeping Museum/Classroom | News

Hidden Happiness Bee Farm, a beekeeping equipment manufacturer and retailer located on the west end of Wilkes County, offers a new feature that looks back at beekeeping’s past while helping prepare people for its future. Owner HS Greene has added a combined beekeeping museum and classroom that seats 30 at Hidden Happiness, which is on […]


Beekeeping ‘breaks the bond with trauma’ for refugees, says charity founder

A charity founder and Syrian refugee said beekeeping helps refugees “sever the connection with any trauma”. Ali Alzein launched Bees & Refugees to save the native British black bee from extinction and foster “a sense of belonging in UK refugee communities” by offering therapeutic workshops and a Build-Your-Own project -Beehive. “(With beekeeping) you’re looking at […]


Attracted by the growing enthusiasm for urban beekeeping, Costa Mesa tenants are becoming eco-responsible

On the grounds of CANVAS North, a Costa Mesa campus that offers an adaptable suite of creative workspaces, two tiny house-shaped boxes buzz with activity as tens of thousands of bees begin to winter after a season charged. The beehives installed on the property in May 2020 have since become a huge draw for tenants […]


The honey industry is buzzing with an ‘explosion’ of beekeeping numbers

A few years ago, Julie Dinsdale was in a clerical job in corporate IT, a far cry from her current life, running a commercial beekeeping business that exports honey to markets around the world. Key points: The number of registered beekeepers has ‘exploded’ in Western Australia by 688% in the past decade WA’s Bee Industry […]


Beekeeping workshop for beginners scheduled for December 9 | News

JASPER COUNTY – The Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District, in conjunction with Jasper County Purdue Extension and Apis Engineering, will host a free beekeeping workshop for beginners next month. It will take place on Thursday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. CST in the West Room of the DeMotte Public Library. This workshop will […]


Registration open for the 2022 beekeeping school

LUMBERTON — Registration for the 2022 NC Cooperative Extension Robeson County Center Beginner Beekeeping School is now open. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 25; February 1 and February 21; and March 1 and March 22; at the OP Owen Agricultural Center, 455 Caton Road in Lumberton. Courses include […]

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Get paid for bee habitat around the farm

Missouri farmers can earn biodiversity credits by building pollinator habitat around the farm through a new pilot program. Launched in partnership with the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Missouri Department of Conservation, MFA Inc. and the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium, the pilot program allows corn and soybean growers to participate in the […]