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Urge the USA to Save Bees

Save the Bees

Urge the USA to Save Bees

Native pollinators like bees play an essential role in the environment and are an indispensable part of our agricultural system. Many foods that we eat depend on crops pollinated by honeybees and 90% of all flowering plants require pollinators to reproduce. But in recent years, bees and other pollinators have been disappearing at alarming rates, causing widespread concern that these important species could be wiped out altogether.  A widely used class of insecticides called neonicotinoids affects pollinators including honeybees. Since neonicotinoids first became widely used in the mid-2000s, roughly one-third of America’s honeybee colonies have collapsed each year. Allowing even...

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Plastic Honey Rug

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Plastic Honey Rug

Plastic is not the first material I think of when looking for a rug. But if you're looking for a rug that looks beautiful enough to be inside but is safe to be outside, then I have something for you today. And of course I simply couldn't resist the honeycomb print. Made in Sweden by pappelina, the honeycomb rug is woven out of plastic. The company adheres to strict environmental regulations and does not use any dangerous softeners or harmful heavy metals in production. Pappelina's products have a long life and need little maintenance, thus saving on natural resources. As...

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apidae candles go to a Wedding

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apidae candles go to a Wedding

I'm so happy to share this very special wedding with you. It was featured in the Fall/Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. My beautiful sister is the bride and I was honored to be one of her matrons of honor. apidae candles got to be a part of this special day as well by supplying the candles that lit the long tables in the evening. And each guest took a home one of my little 80ml Weck candles as a gift from the bride and groom.       And for my USA readers, apidae candles are available in the...

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EU allows Supercorn

Save the Bees

Did you all hear about Europe's decision last week to allow the genetically modified corn called TC1507 to be allowed in Europe? The European Food Safety Authority has labeled the corn as safe. But safe for who? This specific corn variety is to be used for animal fodder and for biogas production plants. Germany abstained from the vote on February 11th due to a strong split in opinion of the German states. Since Germany's vote could not be counted, they ironically ensured that the European Union would allow the corn. The corn 1507 produces its own insecticide to protect the corn....

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Bee Candles and Lemonade

Recycling

Bee Candles and Lemonade

Usually when a candle is gone, that's it. But when a candle from apidae candles has burnt down, you are left with a beautiful glass.     How to get rid of the remaining wax? It's easy. Simply place the glass in the oven for about 15 minutes at 110 degrees C. Remove it from the oven but careful, it will be hot to touch. Remove the melted wax and the wick holder with a paper towel. But be sure not to pour any wax down the drain…that would cause big problems. If the wick holder doesn't just pop out,...

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