WORT 89.9FM Madison · City of Madison Engineering Division Aquires Their First Ever Beehives The City of Madison Engineering Division has received its first set of beehives. The hives were supplied with the help of Operation Fresh Start and are now located in a non-residential area near Nesbitt Road and Maple Grove Drive, where the […]
Two Wisconsin lawmakers are proposing three bills to help Wisconsin’s pollinator species. It’s called the “Pollinator Protection Package, and it was unveiled earlier today by State Senator Melissa Agard, a Democrat from Madison and State Representative Lee Snodgrass, a Democrat from Appleton. Senator Agard says steps to protect pollinators are crucial. “Over the past 30 […]
Over the past few weeks, the Asian Giant Hornet, also known as the “murder hornet,” has been making headlines across the country. The invasive species was found in Washington state last fall and has been linked to several deaths in its native Japan. But, how much of the news coverage about this hornet is hype, […]
If you’ve heard any news about bees recently, chances are it’s not positive. Most news coverage focuses on one particular issue facing our buzzy little friends; colony collapse disorder. If you’re not aware, Colony Collapse Disorder is when commercial honey bee hives just…die. Or disappear. Literally thousands of bees gone in a couple of days. […]
Today’s episode is a pledge drive conversation with writer and beekeeper Heather Swan about her new book, Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field.
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 […]