Yet another sign that the end of the world is nigh: Recently a French beekeeper in Alsace found that his bees were producing honey in unnatural hues like blue and green. Genetic mutation? No -- it turns out that instead of frolicking to the flowers for nectar like regular bees have for thousands of ... More >>
BotheredByBees/flickrSan Francisco is a gold mine -- not for the precious metal, though. We're talking about honey. Since the 2007 media furor over mysterious honeybee deaths, when alarming numbers of North American honeybee colonies suffered colony collapse, urban beekeeping has taken off. ... More >>
Saul'sA farkakta idea? Nobody ever got stung merely talking about beekkeping.Those hoping to learn more about the honey they're dipping challah and apples into during the Jewish High Holiday season can do so at Saul's Adventures in the Honey Harvest next Tuesday night. Topics for discussion i ... More >>
Buzz-Kill: Despite the press' fixation with 'Colony Collapse Disorder,' many scientists and beekeepers aren't convinced it's realPhilip Gerrie lives in Noe Valley with, as he puts it, "a spouse, two cats, and 100,000 bees." The past president of the San Francisco Beekeepers' Association is a soft-sp ... More >>
S.F. beekeepers hope a mysterious plague doesn't destroy their hives.