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  • Handmade gifts fit for a first lady

    Handmade gifts fit for a first lady
    Caleb Siemon peered into the gaping glow of the furnace and, with a few careful turns of his blowpipe, deftly gathered a fist-sized blob of molten glass, just as he has thousands of times. His hands, as leathered and cracked as a sunbaked saddle from 10...
  • Listener Recipes

    Submitted by Ron "the bee man" Fischer: (Ron entered this punch recipe into a nationwide recipe contest sponsored by the National Honey Board and it was the Grand Prize Recipe.) Holiday Party Punch (makes about 12 servings) 2 cups boiling water 3/4 cup...
  • Bee-Stings as Medicine

    Bee-Stings as Medicine
    Reyah Carlson has been stung by bees more than 25,000 times. On purpose. Carlson is a practitioner of apitherapy, a controversial form of alternative medicine that uses bee venom to treat everything from arthritis to multiple sclerosis. Carlson, who...
  • Swarming Bees Hold NYC Workers Hostage

    Swarming Bees Hold NYC Workers Hostage
    A swarm of bees clustered around a Manhattan game store and trapped employees inside for hours as thousands of the insects gathered on the sidewalk and outside the building. Worried-looking employees could be seen on the phone looking out the window as...
  • Bees Take Over Posh East Side Neighborhood

    Bees Take Over Posh East Side Neighborhood
    After causing quite the buzz on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Sunday, a huge swarm of honeybees will soon be getting a new home. Spectators cheered as the New York Police Department's beekeeper, Officer Anthony Planakis, captured the swarm of nearly...
  • Artemisia is more about form and foliage than flowers

    It's not often that a scientific name is prettier than a common one, but in the cases of felon herb, wormwood and mugwort, 18th century botanists improved the ring when they renamed the plants after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt. The change seems...
  • Bayou Cane Fire District Getting Bee-proof Suits

    The Bayou Cane Fire District is now equipped with jumpsuit-style outfits designed to guard firefighters from bee stings. Chief Charles Long, who joined the department this past year, said bee attacks were a concern at his former post in Bonita Springs,...
  • Connecticut's Wet, Cool Summer Has Been Just Perfect For Blueberries

    Connecticut's Wet, Cool Summer Has Been Just Perfect For Blueberries
    In the rolling fields of Rose's Berry Farm in South Glastonbury recently, customers swarmed the rows of blueberry bushes, heavy with fruit, filling buckets to the brim. Waiting in a clearing for a ride back to the parking lot, Raymond Fecteau lugged...
  • How do I get rid of a nest of yellow jackets?

    Question: I have a nest of yellow jackets in the ground by my front steps. Being a nature-lover, I let them be until I had a nasty run-in with one last week. Are they valuable as pollinators? Do they have any redeeming qualities? If not, how can I best...
  • Natural Grooming Products

    Natural Grooming Products
    Organic and natural personal care products are hot sellers -- and getting hotter -- as more big consumer products firms and retailers rush to supply growing demand for natural toothpastes, skin creams, soap, shampoos, makeup and the like. Sales of...
  • Boca bees on the move

    Amy Boortz was enjoying a cup of coffee when she heard the buzzing. She was stung three times before she remembered a trick she learned from the popular children's book characters The Berenstain Bears: She jumped in the pool to get the bees out of her...