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Q & A with Braise Chef/Owner Dave Swanson

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Q & A with Braise Chef/Owner Dave Swanson

Braise Restaurant in Milwaukee has its roots in education. Chef/owner and James Beard nominee, Dave Swanson, started Braise as a traveling culinary school with classes and dinners in farm fields. In the restaurant today, guests can sit at the chef’s counter and watch their meal being prepared. Swanson added community […]

Seven Reasons to Start Beekeeping Right Now

Spring is the best time to start beekeeping. It gives your hive time to build up, lay eggs (brood), and increase in number before the cold weather sets in. But the time of year isn’t the only reason to start beekeeping now. Read on to see why this is the […]

Teach a Bee Unit

Spring is here. Days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, and students (and teachers) are squirming in their seats. Why not break out a new unit to grab their attention? There are some impressive, no-cost beekeeping units online that making learning science fun. Since they are online, it’s easy for […]

BEE DETECTIVES: THREE STEPS OF DIAGNOSING A DEAD-OUT

Teenagers love mysteries. You can see this in the popularity of TV shows like True Detective, Law and Order, Sherlock, and CSI. Teachers can tap into this interest as they work with their students to figure out why their bees didn’t survive. While it doesn’t take the sting out of […]

On the Run: Catching Up with Alyssa Hartson

If you want to talk to Alyssa Hartson, you literally have to wait for her to stop moving. She runs, climbs, bikes, renovates houses, teaches yoga, travels, and knits. She’s worked as a glacier guide in Norway, New Zealand, and Alaska and has played with penguins in Antarctica. Currently, Alyssa […]