Soon beekeepers from around the country will be trucking their bees to California for the annual almond pollination.California has some 700,000 acres of almonds, with each acre requiring two hives...
Beeline to Blossom
The attempt to down an airline over Detroit, Mich., on Christmas Day with a chemical explosive strapped inside a passenger's underwear may spur new interest in honey bees as bomb-sniffing...
Definitely a good dose of Christmas Cheer!In the plant world, that would be the Kniphofia “Christmas Cheer," also known as "red-hot poker." On a visit last week to the Storer Garden, UC Davis...
Cleaning Her Tongue
'Twas the night before ChristmasWhen all through the houseNot a creature was stirringNot even a mouse... --'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863)No, but maybe a boxelder...
When the U.S. Postal Service Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee meets in January 2010, let's hope the group supports the proposal for a Lorenzo Langstroth commemorative stamp.The Rev. Lorenzo...