Tag: perception

More Than Just Parks

More Than Just Parks

Oh my gosh! If you love nature, you will more than enjoy More Than Just Parks. The HD video shorts are more than inspirational. They are phenomenal! And they bring tears to this once, far away, western yahoo. -dB

Emergence

Emergence

Just how does intelligent behavior emerge from a collection of simple minded individuals? RadioLab has a great podcast that discusses emergence. It’s applicable to honey bee colonies, ants, our cities and, in my opinion politics! 🙂 Using this kind of intelligence is a great way […]

The Scale of Things

The Scale of Things

How we view the world has much to do with our scale of vision. Today, it’s possible to see both ends of the spectrum at incomprehensible scales. Here’s a neat site that can help put things in perspective. Incredible! This gives us beekeepers something to […]

Collaboration

Collaboration

Honeybees are the ultimate collaborators. A colony, the result of that collaboration is much more than just the sum of the parts. There’s another group of great collaborators. And it’s us. Our ability to collaborate makes us what we are. In the past, our collaboration […]

The Beautiful Tricks of Flowers

The Beautiful Tricks of Flowers

Another interesting Ted talk. In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate […]

Anticipation!

Anticipation!

It happens every year. And now it’s that time again. A month ago, I got a tinge of intellectual pessimism. And it was especially strong this year. My hives were in terrible shape when I last saw them October 25. In fact, I’d nseen them […]

Where Do Those Ideas Come From Anyway?

Where Do Those Ideas Come From Anyway?

It’s surprising to look back and see how far natural beekeeping has come. I can remember when there were less than a handful who had actual experience with it. Now, there are hundreds observing, writing, speaking about it. And there’s a magnitude more who, though […]

Animal Noise?

Animal Noise?

Bees have a complex communication system which we beekeepers often marvel at. But they’re not the only creatures who can chat it up. Ever listened to prairie dogs? If you’ve spent some time out west, I’ll bet you’ve heard their bark. Here’s a neat Radiolab […]