Probiotics and Stress

Probiotics and Stress

Here’s a great Radiolab episode on digestion.If you have time, it’s worth listening to the entire episode. But if time is short, the probiotic section starts at 17:30. Enjoy! -dM

Calcite and Svabite

Calcite and Svabite

I’ve obtained another specimen. It’s a brilliant 5″ beauty from Langban, Sweden via Mark Cole’s Minershop Store. Under shortwave, the calcite shines bright red and the svabite glows an yellow-orange. I’ve put it in the Eastern Hemisphere Rocks page where there’s a natural light image and more information. -dM

Diesel Exhaust Disrupts Bees

Diesel Exhaust Disrupts Bees

Today’s polluted environment is tough on all life. Here’s more research showing just how tough it is on honeybees: The new study offers insight into the specific hazard for pollinators from the fumes from cars, trucks, trains, ships, and heavy machinery. Significantly, the study indicates that honeybees haven’t been helped by the “cleaner” diesel now used in Europe and the United States due to regulations […]

End of Season 2013

End of Season 2013

A few days ago, I slipped off to my beeyard and reduced the hive entrances for winter. It was cold, late and the bees weren’t flying. But during  the process, a few dozen bees crawled outside to check out the disturbance. A few minutes later the entrance reducers were securely in place. And the bees, sensing no trouble, returned to the warmth, serenity and security […]

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