Bees

We Got An Annenberg Foundation Grant For Our Beekeeping Film!

We Got An Annenberg Foundation Grant For Our Beekeeping Film!

This is the best email I’ve gotten all year! from: annenbergfoundation.org to: my roman apartment date: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 4:23 PM subject: Intended grant on behalf of the Metabolic Studio Dear Max, On behalf of the Metabolic Studio and Annenberg Foundation Director, I am delighted to advise you that the Foundation intends to […]

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Looking Haggard & Old in the New York Times

Looking Haggard & Old in the New York Times

Today, for the first time ever, my image is gracing the pages of the New York Times! My sister collects unflattering photographs of me. This collection dates back to our childhood. In art school, she used her collection of unflattering photographs as the basis for all her work. (When I showed up at her graduation […]

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ABC 7 News Interviews My Bees About Backyard Beekeeping In Los Angeles

ABC 7 News Interviews My Bees About Backyard Beekeeping In Los Angeles

Last Thursday Alysha Del Valle from ABC 7 News came over to my house to interview me as part of a story on backyard beekeeping. Naturally, it started pouring down rain during the interview. And you know, bees just love being cold and wet about as much as they like being eaten alive by a […]

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My Beekeeping Article Was Published in The MWA Newsletter

My Beekeeping Article Was Published in The MWA Newsletter

Tonight I was a guest speaker at my neighborhood association meeting. I was invited to talk to a group of forty neighbors about the benefits of urban beekeeping. Can I just mention how awesome my neighbors are? They are so amazing. While most neighborhood associations are all about enforcing neighborhood convenants against clothes lines, edible […]

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Queen Bee Assassination By Honey Bee Kill Squad!

Queen Bee Assassination By Honey Bee Kill Squad!

FRED SAVE THE QUEEN! A fellow organic beekeeper, Fred, posted this amazing video on YouTube. Background for non-beeks: “Balling” is the beekeeping term for “assassinating the Head of State.” When bees decide to commit regicide and bump off the queen bee for whatever reason, they form the bee version of a firing squad (so everyone […]

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June Food Stamp Challenge: Mini Farms Are The Future

June Food Stamp Challenge: Mini Farms Are The Future

This morning I attended the monthly Backwards Beekeeping club meeting at Farmlab in downtown Los Angeles. On the way out, one of the farmlab-ers offered me a free varigated flax plant, that’s going right into my front yard (YAY!) and a mulberry start. I have no idea where I’m going to plant the mulberry tree…yet, […]

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Swarm Stopper! (I Hope).

Swarm Stopper! (I Hope).

Look at the gorgeous natural comb that the Lincoln Log Bees created. It’s so pretty. And such a pain in the ass to inspect. Mr. Homegrown Evolution came over on saturday to get some open brood from me for his Hollywood Hills trap out. Since he was already in his bee gear, he was nice […]

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