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The Buzz on Honey Bees in the Garden and Landscape

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Feb, 10, 2014 @ 19:02 PM

"Honey, Bee Mine"

#Landscapechat on TwitterJoin the buzz this Wednesday Feb. 12 on Twitter for #Landscapechat. This week’s topic is Honey, Bee Mine and is all about honey bees, the important pollinators. Learn why the honey bees are disappearing and how this is affecting both food supplies and the environment. Live Q&A on #Landscapechat will provide a summary of the problem as well as sweet insights on how the backyard beekeeper and gardener can become part of the solution. Experts will wax eloquent on plans to combat this crisis such as the Rodale Institute’s Honeybee Conservancy. 

Chat LIVE on Twitter

Join @CoronaTools and #landscapechat co-partner, Aaron Kinsman, media relations specialist @RodaleInstitute for this week's topic Honey, Bee Mine. The live chat begins February 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.  

Rodale Institute Honeybee StewardInstructor Meme Thomas displays a healthy hive during Rodale Institute’s Honeybee Conservancy class.  

Discussion Overview

Some of the key takeaways that will be covered during  the live chat include: 

Busy Bees - learn about their vast contributions to plants and the economy

Bee Decline - state of the bee colonies/ populations and suspected culprits that are killing bees

Give Bees a Helping Hand – strategies to help improve the bee numbers

Bees Make Good Neighbors - becoming a backyard beekeeper and why it's important

Get Involved - Beekeeper Class at the Rodale Institute, plus other resources to learn more 

Join the Conversation

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic as we welcome the Rodale Institute's Honeybee Conservancy to the #landscapechat community! Just sign into #landscapechat Nurph with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. It will automatically add the hastag to all your tweets too.

If you do miss the chat, you can still access the complete replay on Nurph or on our Storify transcript; both are available 24/7 following the live chat. and include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Come join us on this sweet topic to learn more and chat live on #Landscapechat!

Topics: #Landscapechat, honeybees, beekeeping, bee decline, Colony Collapse Disorder, home gardeners

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