5/18/10

Backwards Beekeepers in The Wall Street Journal


Anne Marie Chaker of The Wall Street Journal got in touch with us last week to talk about urban beekeeping, and her article is in tomorrow's issue:

In California, new beekeeper Max Wong has submitted a proposal to the City of Santa Monica encouraging workers to relocate, rather than exterminate, swarms of bees when they're reported.

"With the crisis of colony collapse disorder, it's never been so important for all communities—urban and rural—to promote beekeeping," Ms. Wong, a 40-year-old film producer, wrote in her proposal...

In Los Angeles, an organization called Backwards Beekeepers—which advocates non-chemical forms of managing bees—began less than two years ago with a handful of members. Today, there are 300.

A Backyard Battleground to Save the Honeybee (The Wall Street Journal)

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