Adopt A Beehive
BY WANDA A. ADAMS
PHOTOS: ALAN WONG
To adopt a hive, learn more, see photos and a video, go to: www.uhfoundation.org/donor_resources/giving_opportunities/adopt_a_beehive.asx
In the 2010 remake of Robin Hood, the familiar tubby figure of Friar Tuck is given an added dimension: He is portrayed as a beekeeper who makes a tidy income from making and selling mead, honey wine.
“I takes care of me bees and they takes care of me,” he says.
It’s a philosophy we all would do well to adopt. Bees and their role in pollinating plants are the very definition of a sustainable ecosystem and, like so many important ecosystems, are perilously endangered.
Despite his extensive knowledge of all things food, award-winning Chef Alan Wong knew nothing of how dependent agriculture is on bees. He had a “light bulb moment” when he learned that 80% of the foods we eat, or feed to animals, are directly or indirectly dependent on bees.… Read More