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On the Run: Catching Up with Alyssa Hartson

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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 […]

Spring Honey Recipes To Tide You Over

Earlier this week in Wisconsin, we were supposed to get somewhere in the range of 8-11 inches of snow dumped on us. Then, I woke up one morning and the alert was completely gone off my weather app, like somebody had waved a magic wand and made the snowstorm disappear. […]

Pesticides and Bees

Pesticides. It’s kind of a loaded term. Before we dive into how they interact with bees and what you can do about it, let’s break down exactly what a pesticide is. To start, the word itself. Pest = nuisance, annoyance, thing-you-want-to-get-rid-of; cide = kill. Following that, the FDA description of […]

Honey In Wound Care

If you’re interested in bees and beekeeping, you’ve probably frequently enjoyed honey.  What’s better than taking a huge bite out of fresh comb or swapping honey for sugar in your favorite recipes? Seeing your bees create honey out of nectar is one of the many joys of beekeeping, but there […]

Gone to Carolina: Shopping for Bee Supplies

Science teachers be warned, you will quickly be distracted when you visit Carolina Biological’s website. A banner across the top announces a chance for students to have their questions answered by scientists aboard the Space Shuttle. And that’s not all. There’s owl pellets and sheep brains. But remember why you […]