Beekeeping chef thrills residents

When Greg Strickland realized four years ago that the lackluster gardens of the elderly Vi at Highlands Ranch community could use more pollinators, he took up beekeeping with both feet. The executive chef, who has been with Vi since it opened in 2008, started with one and now maintains six rooftop beehives in the upscale […]


James City County approves zoning ordinance changes to allow beekeeping in non-residential districts

The James City County Board of Supervisors has approved amendments to zoning ordinances for beekeeping in non-residential districts. (Courtesy of Unsplash) JAMES CITY COUNTY – The James City County Board of Supervisors (JCC) unanimously approved zoning ordinance changes regarding beekeeping in non-residential neighborhoods at its meeting on Tuesday, December 14. According to Assistant Zoning Administrator […]

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Excessive Force Complaint Leads Modesto Police Policy Change

A man who claimed he used excessive force against two Modesto police officers has been found guilty of resisting arrest in the February incident which was caught on camera and drew criticism on police tactics. Officers made contact with Alonso Villalobos Nunez, 41, at his Hatch Road home on February 10 after he was accused […]


Taking Flight – Beginner’s Beekeeping Class with Chris Kelly – Dan’s Papers

Dear bee lover! Welcome to our six-part series on beekeeping for beginners with master beekeeper Chris Kelly, sponsored by Sound Aircraft Services! We have finally put all the pieces in place and are proud to announce our first-ever educational partnership with Chris Kelly, who was our beekeeper for our first six hives located at the […]


The YouTube channel follows the adventures of beekeeping students

Katie Culbert (Photo courtesy of Toms River Schools) TOMS RIVER – Katie Culbert has made a name for herself in recent years, dating back to her science fair success and first place finish in the 2020 National Science Challenge AEOP (Army Education Outreach Program) for her bee project when she was in college. While a […]


Georgia vets cope with PTSD through beekeeping

Over the past few years, Doherty has taught beekeeping to more than 65 Georgia veterans in his spare time. ATLANTA — Army veteran Tim Doherty is using his love of beekeeping to help others with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Doherty founded Doc’s Healing Hives, a nonprofit organization that introduces veterans to beekeeping, helping them […]

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Turlock and Ceres save big money on water treatment plant

The water treatment plant being built for Turlock and Ceres will cost almost $100 million less than expected. A low-interest state loan made that possible, project chief executive Robert Granberg said during a site visit Wednesday for The Modesto Bee. The $237 million project is on schedule to begin delivering water from the Tuolumne River […]

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Question corner: Where does the western bee come from?

Research by York University has shown that a species of honey bee called the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) most likely originated in Asia, settling the hotly debated topic for decades. Until recently, it was believed that these bees originated in Africa. The study (Scientific advances) found that western honey bees evolved independently from Asia […]