MOTHER EARTH NEWS Starts Beekeeping


| 4/7/2011 3:32:27 PM


The MOTHER EARTH NEWS office was all abuzz this morning — literally — with four packages of freshly delivered honeybees. The agitated buzzing of about 40,000 securely boxed bees  attracted many visitors from other departments around the building.

 Bee Package Office  

Cheryl Long, our Editor-in-Chief, fed the bees, spreading the food with a spoon onto the mesh exterior. The bees immediately made their way to the food, and we watched their tongues lick it up almost as fast as she could deliver the spoonfuls of sweet goodness. After the feeding, the buzzing became distinctly calmer, the sound reflective of their satisfied bellies. Soon after, two of the packages were loaded up to be delivered to their future home in Cheryl's garden.

 Bee Suit 

Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of our sister publication GRIT Magazine, suited up to install the bees in their hives. While it looks like he's in a hazmat suit or getting ready to travel to another planet, some say the color of the protective suit is white in order to keep bees from thinking there is a bear nearby.



Bee Smoker 





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