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To BEE or Not To BEE. That Is The Question

January 26th, 2024

As This Boulder  Honeybee Travels From Flower to Flower, It Collects pollen. The Pollen is the Large “Orange” Pouch Under The Hindquarters. Photo Lenny Lensworth Frieling Photo Lenny Lensworth Frieling Whether it is hive collapse or some other challenge to our bee population, our very existence relies upon the health of our pollinators  worldwide. Let’s look at two things about bees that are scary. One should not be scary absent a bee allergy, and the other is truly horrorshow scary. What is overrated as being scary is the fear of being bitten by a honeybee. While wasps and... Read More

Our Earth Ecosystem Relies Upon the Small Honey Bee to Survive: The Bee in Macro!

December 1st, 2023

We plant flowers to attract bees, have naturally growing things that attract bees, and in return the honey bees pollinate our flowering plants. Without pollinated plants, we’d have no wheat, no corn, and generally no food. That’s a problem. We’ve all read about the various theories on hives collapsing, and the concomitant lose of a huge portion of our bee population. Fortunately, certainly in Boulder, we are paying attention, finally. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go. As an aside, while wasps can sting repeatedly, and are quite aggressive and have PAINFUL stings, honey... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

August 26th, 2015

Meet Emily! Emily is working for her sister’s local honey business called “Lazy Bee Ranch.”  This honey company prides itself on using raw and natural flavors to create their delicious honeys!  Based out of Hudson, CO; Emily estimates that they own about 400 colonies of bees in not only Hudson but also in Lafayette and near Fort Collins.  Emily’s sister Katie is the beekeeper as well as the owner, while Emily takes part in making the “whipped” honey. Emily was out at the Boulder Farmer’s Market today selling three of their flavors including: Wildflower... Read More