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Crop-Protecting Fungicides May Be Hurting The Honey Bees : The Salt : NPR

Bees have been dying in unprecedented numbers. A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can’t get energy, they can’t fly. Source: Crop-Protecting Fungicides May Be Hurting The Honey Bees : The Salt : NPR You know those nasty brown spots that
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Report Back – Tom Seeley

What turned my crank at the Bee Audacious conference? by Tom Seeley It is now three weeks since we left our lovely Bee Audacious conference at the Marconi Center, and since then I’ve found myself reflecting most on what I heard people say about why they value bees and why we should protect them. These values
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Cover Bees for Development Journal 121 - WEBSITE EDITION

Bees for development No 121 Dec 2016 / Jan 2017 JOURNAL – BEE AUDACIOUS

Bees for development Journal No 121 Dec 2016 / Jan 2017 Bee Audacious


Report Back – Chaz Mraz

Reflections on the Bee Audacious Conference by Chas Mraz First, I have to say that attending the Bee Audacious Conference as a Thought Leader, though a lot of work, was a real privilege. Getting to know and working with the other leaders was a rare opportunity. We witnessed our own ideas as they ebbed, flowed
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Report Back – Heather Mattila

We must organize by Heather Mattila I have worried in the past that the rate of pollinator decline would be outpaced by our collective will to reverse these trends, but Bee Audacious changed this bleak forecast for me. It showed me that there is a diverse yet cohesive group of people who are eager to rally
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Report Back – Stephen Martin

Potential Solutions Stephen Martin I like almost everyone else were not really sure how the ‘Bee Audacious’ meeting was going to work as this was a totally new format for any meeting I or most of the people had ever attended. However, I like almost everyone else became a fan and was impressed at the
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Report Back – Bonnie Morse

Hungry for respectful collaboration and productive initiatives Bonnie Morse Reflecting on the gathering at Marconi, I was most struck by the fluid conversations occurring between people of such diverse backgrounds and experiences. That was something I don’t often see at bee meetings and conferences. It reinforced that we have more in common than not and
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Report Back – Francis Ratnieks

Report Back – Francis Ratnieks

A Switch to Natural Resistance Francis Ratnieks Before attending Bee Audacious I was asked to provide an audacious suggestion. This was to Breed for Disease Resistance & Focus on Commercial Beekeepers. The interactions I had at BA, both in and out of the sessions, have reinforced this for me as one of the interesting ideas
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Hives for Humanity: Bee Audacious – A dialogue Inspired Report

by Sarah Common, Chief Community Officer and Co-Founder Bee Audacious – A dialogue Inspired Report Bee Audacious Audacious visions for the future of bees, beekeeping and pollination A dialogue based, invitational conference, held in Marin County at the Marconi Conference Centre, Dec 11-13, 2016. This report, by our Chief Community Officer and Co-Founder, Sarah Common,
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Mark Winston: Perhaps the most audacious outcome from “Bee Audacious”

Report Back from Mark Winston Perhaps the most audacious outcome from “Bee Audacious” was that those holding widely divergent points of view about bee and pollinator issues, perspectives that often appear in conflict, were able to collaborate and find broad areas of agreement. Beekeepers and wild bee enthusiasts may clash about managed pollination vs. the
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