Article on Yle News, Finland, July 2017:
Melliferopolis tuo mehiläiset kaupungin sykkeeseen – “Ihmiset eivät tiedä mehiläisistä juuri mitään”
Yle Uutiset 22.7.2017_Melliferopolis tuo mehiläiset kaupungin sykkeeseen_web
We Make Money Not Art – article about Pixelache Workshop “Architectures for the Other Side”:
In the summer 2016, a review on the Hexa-Hive village and Airstrip for Bees was written in suomen luonto magazine.
This one is important! A critical and smart view on the automatic honey-flow machinery promoted a bit everywhere. check it on honeycolony.com.
TED talk on development from egg to fully grown bee.
T. D. Seeley – Honeybee Democracy – On decisiontaking in the hive
Eva Crane – The Book of Honey
Karl Weiss – Der Wochenend Imker
Queen of the Sun – Taggart Siegel
Due to the difficulties that bees are facing recently, beekeeping and the attitude towards these animals is undergoing a change. The old paradigms do not entirely work anymore, new ways have yet to be found. A lot of contemporary valuable knowledge and experience can be found online – however has to be consumed with a grain of salt:
In February 2013, EFSA (European Food Safety Agency) acknowledges that three neonicotinoids are to be classified as toxic to bees. A ban of these substances for 2 years should be voted for on a European level on 25th of February 2013.
As a reaction, Bayer und Syngenta – the main producers of pesticides containing these substances – threaten with massive lawsuits in case of prohibition of the substances. A study spreads fear for the loss of 50 000 jobs.
Some European countries have partly banned the use of neonicotinoids as insecticides (Germany, Slowenia, France, Italy). Online petitions for a ban are ongoing in many European countries. A voting in the European Commission is scheduled for mid March.
A study on “Existing Scientific Evidence of the Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Bees” was published by DG Internal Policies of the European Commission here:
Markus Imhoof, director of the documentary „More than honey“ publishes bonus material of the movie online.
11.5. Aalto News: Urbaani mehiläinen tekee maukasta hunajaa
16.5. Hunajalla.blogspot.com: Johanna Sinisalo: “Mehiläiset ovat esimerkki siitä, mitä emme voi kontrolloida, mutta josta olemme riippuvaisia”
17.5. YLE1 Finnish public TV: Kaupunkilaismehiläisbuumi Suomeen