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First Aired - 03/15/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Bernie Wides & Carol A. Butler continue last week's discussion on bees.
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mild burns heal faster with honey, bee stings, allergies, multiple bee stings can cause shock, Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, a stinging bee release an alarm pheromone, bees are not aggressive, they usually sting near a hive, they lose their stinger and die when the sting a human, they are attracted to the human face and ears, they cue to the carbon dioxide that we exhale, some beekeepers can build up a tolerance to the venom, muscles in the abdomen thrust the stinger into its target, they sting if there is a disturbance or apparent danger to the nest, killer bees, they are Africanized honey bees, Brazil, hybrid bees, they spread North at a rate of a mile a day, they have been seen as far south as Argentina, in June 2005 they were found in southwest Arkansas, 2007 in New Orleans, there are also sting less bees, most are mild mannered, some of them bite when threatened, they fight viciously over food, some excrete acidic saliva, another species enters the eyes ears or nose and buzzes loudly, Cyprian honey bees, they breathe through holes in the exoskeleton, Japanese honey bee, they group together and use a thermal strategy to burn invasive hornets to death,

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First Aired - 03/08/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Author Carol A. Butler joins The Naturalist again, this time to talk about bees.
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Mayans, Incas, Tulum, Mexico, bees are symbolic in Salt Lake City, state house has a bee hive on top of it, The Bee House, Mormons, polygamist, workers, drones, Queen, different bee types in the hive, the workers change their job as they develop, the females do all the work in the hive, reproductive organs don't develop, reproductive self restraint, the Queen lays thousands of eggs a day, the Queen gives off pheromones, suppresses ovaries from developing, genetic mapping, Madeleine Beekman, the drone has no function other than to mate with a virgin Queen, the drone is not equipped to collect pollen, the drone has compound eyes larger than the female, sensitive antenna, foragers bring the nectar in, they regurgitate it into the mouth of the worker bees, their phallus breaks off after mating,

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First Aired - 04/16/2012 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Let's Eat In, our hostess Cathy Erway talks with Chase Emmons of Brooklyn Grange and Tim O'Neal of Borough Bees. Our guests have teamed up to start a 30 hive apiary at the new Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. Tune in to hear how Chase and Tim got their starts in beekeeping, the surprising demand for NYC honey, and the plans for Brooklyn Grange's apiary this season. Learn about bee genetics, and how Chase and Tim plan to breed bees that are adaptable to New York City's weather and conditions. In other words- local New York bees! Thanks to this episode's sponsor, Whole Foods.

"When I started keeping bees, I joined the local beekeeping organization and I was the youngest member by 60 years." -- Tim O'Neal on Let's Eat In

"You want cold winters so bees can make it through the winters. They'll go more dormant, so to speak. If they don't go dormant and they stay a little too active, they go through all their emergency food supplies, which is stored honey." -- Chase Emmons on Let's Eat In


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