Drop an ‘r’ from Beer Activist and whaddya have? Bee Activist! As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve begun keeping honey bees. In addition to making mead and honey beer from their honey, there are also lots of other issues to ponder and things to do with bees.
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is the new term for a mysterious phenomenon in the bee world – colonies are simply disappearing, en masse. This article in Grist suggests that organic and/or small scale, locally-maintained bee hives are doing better than the big industrial colonies that are trucked across the country and fed a diet of high-fructose corn syrup.
My favorite quote comes at the end: “Support your local foodshed — and give extra-special love to your local honey producers.” Hey, that’s me! Gimme some shugah!