Our First Passion is for the Bees - here you will find articles and info to help our beloved Honey Bees. Swarmbustin’ Honey was founded from that passion and as a means of supporting our habit, of keeping bees. Our passion exploded and with it the number of hives, followed by beeyards sprouting up in three counties in Pennsylvania and one in northern Delaware. Twenty plus years later we operate under the umbrella of a cottage industry simply “Gone Wild.”
Monday, April 2, 2018
Fouling Our Hive - Jeremy Barnes
"Every kind of organism," Mark Winston writes in the preface to Nature Wars: People v Pests, "has defining characteristics by which it can be identified as an entity different from all others." The upward turned wing tips of the turkey buzzards that fly overhead; the square lip of the white rhinoceros that identifies it as a grazer, separate from its hook-lipped, browsing ‘black’ cousin; the flashes of color as a family of bluebirds takes flight; the tail of a fox so distinctive from a distance; the strong smell of the Matabele ants so vivid in my childhood memory; the bouquet of frangipani or brunfelsia flowers; the contrasting barks of different oaks species... each signals membership of a distinct group.
These characteristics have been misinterpreted, sometimes with fatal consequences…. Click for more