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Curing the Gardening Phobia

Get Dirty. Make Happiness.

Suppose it’s early in the morning. You sit at your breakfast table and hear birds chirping. With only a slight turn of your head you see a pair of small yellow, white, and black birds perched on the flowers. Their tiny, quick, head-fluttering matches their light, twittering chirps. Relax.

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What's the Buzz?

What Will the Apocalypse Sound Like?

It’s already here. We now know what it sounds like. It’s not a deafening boom of an atomic bomb…not a screech of iron and steel twisting…not a chest-rumbling thud of trees falling…not a frightening pop-pop-pop of gunfire.

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A Rapid Recap of the Garden Bee Problem

Have you been wondering whether we’ve made any progress helping our poor, sick bees? Is there still something to worry about?

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I’ve done a little digging for you and can report that—as with most things in life—there’s good news and bad news. The good news overall is that hundreds of people are working hard on the problem: scientists, farmers, beekeepers, citizen scientists, corporate research & development partners, backyard gardeners, schools…all working together. They all have something to report on their piece of the work…

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