Hive Minds: How bees are inspiring food purveyors, artists, and policy wonks

Rawest Form of Honey Making a Comb-Back From peanut butter toast for breakfast to a hot toddy for breakf… a nightcap, a drizzle of honey makes everything better. And while local honey farmers have built a cottage industry around that spoonful of sugar, one farm is harvesting something a little less refined. Ames Farms is … [ Read more]

Rhonda Fleming Hayes on the ‘perfect storm of problems for pollinators’

Rhonda Fleming Hayes remembers learning from her grandmother, step-by-step, how to plant a rose bush. “My parents were gardeners,” she says. “My father studied landscape architecture for a while—and when I was four years old I was already spouting botanical Latin. I was destined to be a planter.” Her book, “Pollinator Friendly Gardening,” hit the … [ Read more]

Leading pest-control brand changes its formula to protect the bees

A leading brand of home and garden pest-control products says it will stop using a class of pesticides linked to the decline of bees, reports NPR. Ortho, part of the Miracle-Gro family, says the decision to drop the use of the chemicals—called neonicotinoids, or neonics for short—comes after considering the range of possible threats to … [ Read more]

Honeybees win round one in federal fight vs. pesticides

Bee lovers (and anyone who likes food) rejoice: Federal regulators said for the first time Wednesday that one of the most widely used and controversial pesticides in agriculture—neonicotinoids—is harmful to pollinators when used on some crops, reports Star Tribune. The EPA issued the finding as part of its first scientific risk assessment of the pesticides and … [ Read more]

A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20