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Bee venom facials create a buzz

Bee venom facials create a buzz

The latest buzz in the beauty world is a literal one: bee venom facials. Also known as apitherapy, bee venom is said by purveyors and devotees to have anti-aging properties.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: A reason to be thankful for this season's blueberries

FROM the FARM: A reason to be thankful for this season's blueberries

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

July 11, 2012 12:00 am
Close View of Bee Hive Comb

Close View of Bee Hive Comb

A bee colony from a hive at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. is shown up close. The honey bees of choice in most apiaries are Italian bees, which are gentle, hard-working, clean, reluctant to swarm and great comb builders.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am
Benefit of bees: Raise your own pollinators, reap a sweet harvest

Benefit of bees: Raise your own pollinators, reap a sweet harvest

The buzz about honeybees in recent years has been about their vanishing act from gardens and farm fields.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Michael S. Thompson and Hives

Michael S. Thompson and Hives

Michael S. Thompson (standing) is the man behind the many custom constructed bee hives around downtown Chicago, including the prominent pride-and-joy Mayor Daley colonies based atop Chicago City Hall.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
Bee and Flower

Bee and Flower

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's push for a "green scene" landscape in the downtown, with flowering planters and vast public park spaces, are an added draw for the hobby of urban beekeeping in the Windy City.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
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