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County Supervisors Approve $50K For Beekeeping Study
"Over the past year, the biggest challenge has been trying to find that balance between promoting beekeeping while maintaining the public's health and safety," board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said. "Today, I believe we're as close to a consensus as we've ...

Christian Science Monitor

Chelsea and Rob McFarland lure people into a sweet science: urban beekeeping
Christian Science Monitor
Those actions could range from becoming a full-time urban beekeeper – building and sustaining hives of bees and harvesting the honey – to planting a bee-friendly organic garden with bee-friendly plants, such as lavender, glory bushes, jasmine, rosemary ...

Bee whisperer's diary: Inside a beekeepers association annual meeting
Bangor Daily News
I, like many members of Penobscot County Beekeepers Association, am still on a high after the great success of hosting the Maine State Beekeepers Association's annual meeting and conference. The choice to use Hampden Academy as our venue was ...

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County beekeepers focus on pollinators' well bee-ing
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Honeybees are among the busiest insects on the planet, darting from bloom to bloom and back to the hive. This also makes them one of the most important pollinators on earth — and backyard beehives one of the most rewarding and delicious hobbies ...

Onslow County Beekeepers Association Announces New Apprenticeship Program
Jacksonville Daily News
Onslow County Beekeepers Association is seeking applicants for the 2015 OCBA Apprenticeship Program. If selected, five 13-18-year-old Onslow County residents will complete a mentoring program, classes, and club meetings to learn about their new craft.

Art of beekeeping a mixture of old and new Featured
Daily Mountain Eagle
But experienced beekeepers such as Pumphrey and Barry Banks know the place like their own backyards. “I started with bees about 16 years ago,” Banks says, “just to have a pastime for my retirement.” (He worked 44 years for Alabama Power Company.) ...

Times of San Diego

County Unanimously Approves Funding Study for Zoning Changes for Beekeepers
Times of San Diego
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed Wednesday to spend $50,000 for an environmental study of proposed changes to zoning regulations for beekeepers. The county requires 600-foot setbacks between beekeeping operations ...
County approves funding for beekeeper researchCBS 8 San Diego
County considers altering beekeeper zoning regulationsKUSI
Beekeepers push for honey value chain developmentIPPmedia

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9-year-old beekeeper from Boca produces award-winning honey
Sun Sentinel
His name is Benjamin Oppenheimer, a 9-year-old whose hobby is beekeeping and harvesting yummy honey. Benjamin is now the state's youngest holder of an apiary — or beekeeping — license. And he's the youngest person to win an award at the ...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

You can learn about bee keeping
Quad City Times
Urban beekeeping is fast becoming a popular hobby. The decline of honeybees and pollinators is attributed in part to a lack of nesting sites and adequate food supplies. Home landscapes and urban gardens planted with nectar plants help feed local bee ...
Victor beekeeper to grow with honey processing plantRochester Democrat and Chronicle

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Mesmerizing Photos Of Bees, From An Instagramming Beekeeper
There were the normal photos of vacations, friends, her garden, and some bee photos. Then Kearney, a hobbyist beekeeper at the time, got serious about her hobby. She started teaching beekeeping classes, offering bee removal services, and building up ...

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