Jonathan Zarov speaks with Heather Swan, beekeeper and author of the new book Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field. It’s a book of creative nonfiction about honeybees, combining the work of artists, scientists, and entomologists. Heather Swan is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she teaches environmental literature and writing. She is also a […]
On this week’s Earthlinks, host Deb Biechler explores what we can do to help sustain bees and other pollinators in our community. To find answers to this question, she spoke with Michael Murray, a pesticide specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and Elizabeth Meils, a state apiarist. Both say that […]
Tonight’s show is about pollination and the wild and managed pollinators that provide this important ecosystem service. Our producer and host is Kaitlin Stack Whitney and our show was engineered by Dennis Shaffer.
Our guests are Dr. Christina Locke, a postdoctoral researcher, and Kiley Friedrich, a graduate student – both in the entomology department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Appropriately enough for a show called the Buzz, we’re looking at bees this week. Yeah, you knew we had to take advantage of that pun sooner or later. Bees, agrichemicals, the food supply, politics, sociology, and international law — they’re all tied up together. We hear two different takes on the declining bee population. […]