(New York Times) Many newcomers to beekeeping mistakenly see it as a fairly easy hobby, when in reality they have neither the knowledge nor the time for it. Like anyone who gets fed up with a lousy landlord, the bees leave, turning up in seething clumps under eaves, on lampposts or in backyards. “We have too many people who keep bees who don’t do enough for their bees.”
(The Independent) Mainly made up of sedum plants, a total of 316 have been covered in greenery in Utrecht. The shelters not only support the city’s biodiversity, such as honey bees and bumble bees, but they also help capture fine dust and store rainwater.
(Atlas Obscura) “I would argue, as would many other beeologists, that most bees are arguably cuter than most kids.” It’s hard to tell whether or not Sam Droege is joking. TBR Editor: I just rediscovered this piece from 2018. The rock star photos and Droege’s commentary make it worth sharing again.