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The Buzz About Bees

by Anne Middleton, on August 6th, 2015

There’s been a lot of buzz about bees in the news, and it’s not good buzz.  Honeybees are disappearing at an alarming rate due to colony collapse disorder (CCD). This is not only catastrophic for honey-lovers.  One third of all food crops rely on insect pollination and there are over 130,000 plants that rely on pollination; many of them are important fodder for animals.  You may recycle and compost, but if you want to take on another labor of love to ameliorate the planet, you may want to consider taking up beekeeping. 

Apiculture is not a new thing. It’s been around for 15,000 years.  Now, not all of us have a pastoral paradise to put a hive, but would-be melittologists can have success in urban environments too, as many cities are now offering urban gardens and don’t have the noxious pesticides that have been decimating our bee populations.  Honeybee Mapper is an Apple app by SaveTheHives that actually maps where hives are to help researchers and advocates for bees.  Beekeeping for Beginners app will help you get your skep up and going.  Your fervor for beekeeping might have some expenses at first, so check out T-Mobile’s deals on mobile service using our codes.  Accessorize that Iphone or Ipad with 25% off accessories.

People have been writing instructional tomes on beekeeping since antiquity, with one of the oldest being  the "Golden Rules of Business Success" written by Fan Li, which has a great many pages dedicated just to maintaining an apiary.  These days, with short attention spans, one can’t drone on about any topic.  There are great e-books on Google Play, like “Beekeeping for Dummies,” that you can peruse on a mobile device, like the Verizon Ellipsis 8.  Verizon is offers up to 50% off accessories too, with our codes!

We’ve got sweet deals on mobile service for bee-lovers.  We may not all be called to be apiculturists, but we can all agree bees are important.  Whether you’re looking into bee keeping or even using social media to keep up on the buzz about bees, we’ve got great deals on mobile service to help.