My honeybees

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

It seems like Colony Collapse Disorder is regularly in the news, and yet, we can’t agree on what to do to save the honeybee from extinction. Maybe the government will finally do something soon. Unwilling to wait, I took my own action last summer. Read more


One of the first lessons in beekeeping C. Marina Marchese learned is that the female, the “Queen Bee,” ruled the hive. This jives with simple wisdom found in tourist traps selling tchotckes that read “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy." Read more