In Memoriam

WHEN I CATCH THAT WAVE THE EARTH IT RAVES FOR I AM DANCING ON NEPTUNE’S LIPS —Andrew Rodman, excerpt from "Surf," Spoken Word Under the Influence At the Oregon Tilth office, on desks and taped to walls, are a bunch of photocopies of an ...

The Originals

 Photographs courtesy of the United States Geological Survey Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab North America boasts a stunning array of more than 4,000 native bees that play a quiet, integral role in our agricultural and native landscape. These pow...

Good to the Last Drop

It takes nearly 10 minutes for the men to put on the heavy canvas suits. Where an ordinary beekeeper’s outfit would have a wide-brimmed hat with a veil attached, these suits have a hardhat and wire mesh protecting the face. Protective footwear and th...

Eat Me

Imagine stepping into a farm field on a July afternoon; the air is scented with earth and filled with the sounds of insects. But this world isn’t as tranquil as it looks. Behind the soundtrack of cicadas, crickets and katydids is a silent swarm of in...
long-horned bee sunflower

From the Ground Up

Collaboration is crucial for developing sustainable solutions in any political arena, and pollinator health is no exception. City council members, scientists, business owners, educators and residents are coming together to enact municipal, and to som...

Born to Be Wild

As the early spring sun rises over northern Michigan, bees shake off the cold and head out into the blooming tart cherry orchards. While collecting pollen for their brood, they inevitably leave some of this dusty plant sperm on female flower parts. T...