Author Archives: Larry Marling

Article about Eco Honeybees on the Green Resource Council

Eco Honeybees is again in the news!  We were interviewed by the National Association of Realtors Green Resource Council last month.  They were very interested in what we’re doing with beehives as something their realtors can use as a tool when selling homes in the area.  They like the idea of being able to include a beehive right into the purchase of a home.  Here is a link to the article:

http://www.greenresourcecouncil.org/members/resource-newsletter#article4

Eco Honeybees in the News again

With all the attention we’ve gotten recently in the media, we’ve received a few letters from folks mentioning that they first saw us in an article in the Washingtonian Magazine back in November 2012.  And someone else asked us for the link to that article.

Well, here is that link to the Washingtonian!

http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/local-news/the-rise-of-urban-beekeeping-in-washington.php#

Also, what Sami at treehugger.com wrote about us was also picked up by the live science website and they continued on the thread.  I still haven’t a clue how they all got focused on hive rentals since we only do that on a commercial basis and not for our residential clients.  Our residential hive owners are all so in love with their bees they’d never give them up!  The Live Science article link is:

http://www.livescience.com/41656-eco-honeybees-beehive-rentals.html

 

You can donate a bee hive to a needy family in a third world country!

It is that time of year when we’re all thinking of holidays and of those less fortunate.  I found a very interesting organization called Heifer International.  They are at http://www.heifer.org  This company accepts donations so they can give farm type animals to help those in third world countries that need it to the most.  While the temptation is there to donate a Water Buffalo of flock of ducks, lo and behold, one of their least expensive donations of $30 will send a complete beehive to a needy family so they can start their own cottage industry with honey and wax.  The link to that is http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/animals-nutrition/honeybees-donation.html though I encourage everyone to check out their whole site as it is a very interesting concept.

While we’re already all very bee friendly here, we need our bees because we’ve damaged our environment and bees have disappeared.  To a lesser degree this is happening all over the world but a gift of bees will help to pull a family up from the depths of poverty and give them a leg up on life.  So the need is there big time!

So, if you’re able to, please do the right thing and take the tax deduction.  It is one of those charitable donations that you can all be proud to tell your friends about as it is sort of odd and quirky.  And, since we all have bees, people already have that opinion of us anyways.  Why not nurture it?

Eco Honeybees to be on Al Jazeera Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.!

image.adapt.307.high.1386034804097Larry Marling from Eco Honeybees will be a featured guest on The Stream show on the new Al Jazeera network Tuesday December 3, 2013! Larry will be joining Jennifer Sass and Walter Thurman to discuss the causes and effects of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) on the nation’s beekeeping and agricultural world.

The link to the show’s information is http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/the-latest/2013/12/3/buzz-kill.html