Two filmmakers travel the country to document the fast growing interest in urban agriculture.
Specially trained honeybees may just save human lives.
In this video, beekeeper Matt Reed demonstrates how to collect a wild honeybee swarm comprising about 7000 honeybees. A swarm is the natural mechanism for bees to divide the colony in order to find a new home.
Veteran beekeeper Glen Andresen, discusses the basic equipment for beginning beekeepers.
Glen Andresen, a Portland beekeeper for 20 years, discusses the basics of beekeeping before purchasing hives, bees, and related equipment.
March 04, 2011 Another great film by Portland-based filmmaker Taggart Siegel is about to hit the screen nationwide and Canada, starting today in 5 cities. Following on the heels of his widely acclaimed film, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Siegel began working on Queen of the Sun in 2006. Documenting several beekeepers throughout the […]
Matthew Reed, who offers a range of beekeeping services, shares his expert knowledge of bee hives and honeybees.
November 12, 2010 Have you been thinking of growing some of your own food, but not sure what exactly? Or, do you have a small garden and would like to take it up a notch? The folks at ecosalon have compiled a smorgasbord of good ideas for the urban food grower, depending on your interest, […]
January 7, 2010 Environment 360 “In the past dozen years, three new diseases have decimated populations of amphibians, honeybees, and — most recently — bats. Increasingly, scientists suspect that low-level exposure to pesticides could be contributing to this rash of epidemics.” With all the environmental problems swirling around us, this stunning article provides a glimpse […]
Ever since Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” first appeared, warning us against the dangers of chemicals in our natural world—we seem to be entering a new, more dangerous period, where the accumulated human effects upon the environment are producing an obvious toll. In this story, another human soul speaks out, this time, about the plight […]