One Milwaukee beekeeper is ‘beevangelizing’ the plight of pollinators


If I was trying to build a utopian society,
it would be a lot like a beehive. One of the most fascinating things about a
beehive is that bee only produces a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey a drop
but yet the hive makes hundreds of pounds. Together all of those bees
produce so much abundance when every one of them is just a drop at a time in
their life. In a sense we spread the gospel of abundance
according to bees. Bees brought most of the world that we know today into being. Pollination and pollinators brought the abundance and the biodiversity to this planet. We better do what it takes to make pollinators thrive and succeed at a
time when right now they’re collapsing and dying. That’s the most important
thing we should be thinking about I try to locate all of my hives in places
where there are people. The Marquette kids are doing the MU pollinators group,
and so we’re empowering them to take care of the hive that’s on the roof of
the engineering building. Many people are like afraid of the bees, but they love
the honey most of the honey that you buy in the
stores is adulterated funny honey we like to call it with corn syrup or beet
sugar or different types of flavor additives. Honey that you buy that’s local has
health advantages but it’s also really good for the environment. The plight of the bees, to me, trumps any other problem we have facing us in the world. What can I do, this is too big of a problem, and I look to the Beehive to me the idea of
diversity of people working inside of the colony so all these bees with
different colors and different things are all together and they’re all one
there’s so much that’s inside of a hive that can teach us about how to deal with
threats, adversity and how to work together as one. How many bee puns do you think you
insert into conversation per day? It’s about as many as I’ve been stung in 20
years of beekeeping.

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