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Chicago Beekeeper Hopes Graffiti Artists Tag Her Hives

Chicago Beekeeper Hopes Graffiti Artists Tag Her Hives
Is graffiti art, or vandalism? Whatever your views on tagging and graffiti, at least one Chicago beekeeper hopes graffiti artists tagg her hives. Jana Kinsman, founder of Bike a Bee, seems to have been typing out loud on Twitter recently and openly invited taggers and artists to contribute to the unique look of the many... Read more »

Chicago Urban Garden Pollinator Study

Chicago Urban Garden Pollinator Study
David Lowenstein, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is studying native bees and their effect on surround land an insects in Chicago. Last summer, he created mobile gardens and found 30 sites around Chicago and left the plants in the parkways to count the number... Read more »

Chicago Backyard Beekeeping Class April 23rd

Chicago Backyard Beekeeping Class April 23rd
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 the Washington Park Conservancy is hosting a beekeeping class for beginners in Chicago from 10am-Noon at the Washington Park Field House. Learn about backyard beekeeping from Michael Thompson from the Chicago Honey Co-op. This is a great opportunity to learn about beekeeping in Chicago from someone who has over 35 years of... Read more »
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Chicago Beekeeping Class January 2011

Chicago Beekeeping Class January 2011
The Chicago Honey Co-op is conducting beekeeping class this January at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum dining room. If you’re interested in urban beekeeping in Chicago this is the class you want to take. The class runs from 10am-3pm. For more information visit.

Christmas Gifts for Current and Former Chicago Gardeners

Christmas Gifts for Current and Former Chicago Gardeners
Co-op Hot Sauce With Christmas around the corner you’ll soon be scrambling to find the perfect gift for the gardener on your list. This holiday season consider giving a gift that not only your gardening friend or family member will enjoy, but one that will make a difference in the lives of your fellow Chicagoans... Read more »

Urban Beekeeping Class This Saturday

Urban Beekeeping Class This Saturday
Does watching the bees buzz around your garden have you interested in keeping honeybees in Chicago? There’s a “Green Tech U” urban beekeeping course at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, this Saturday (October 23) from 10AM-1PM. This seminar on keeping bees in Chicago will cover the basics of how-to beekeeping, hands-on demonstrations of equipment... Read more »
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Bee Balm Wins 2010 One Seed Chicago

Last weekend at the Green & Growing Fair Bee Balm was unveiled as the winner of 2010 One Seed Chicago. Chicagoans all across our City voted for their favorite and Bee Balm came out on top.  This year One Seed Chicago will distribute over a million seeds to the gardeners who voted and those who didn’t get... Read more »

Urban Beekeeping Class this January

The Chicago Honey Co-op will be holding their winter urban beekeeping class this January 23, 2010 at the Jane Adams Hull House Museum. The Jane Adams Hull-House Museum is located at 800 South Halsted Street. Steps from the Blue/Pink line stop and the Halsted bus. Beekeeping enthusiasts will learn the basics of beekeeping including; package... Read more »

TomatoFest Potluck Supper 2009

Yesterday’s potluck supper at the Chicago Honey Co-op for Chicago TomatoFest 2009 acted as the closing ceremony for tomato festival. I got an early start on the festivities when I visited the vegetable garden at the Cook County Jail. While photographing the vegetable garden I couldn’t keep myself from eating the cherry tomatoes. My cherry... Read more »
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What good are wasps in the Garden?

Today, a local gardener asked me on Twitter: “and really what good are wasps?“ If I had been asked that question a few years ago I wouldn’t have been able to come up with anything positive to say about the wasp. I was stung by one once as a kid and it took one bad... Read more »
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