Category Archives: Legislation and Policy

USDA Discontinues Honey Bee Tracking

Honey bees have the perfect self-governing system.  All the bees gladly subjugate themselves to an omnipotent queen.  When a queen falters, the members of the colony rally together to produce a new queen.  Every action a honey bee takes from the moment of birth until the moment of death is done for the good of the colony.  Honey bees are sophisticated, selfless creatures.  Humans occupy a higher rung on the taxonomy chart, but in my opinion, it is the honey bee that is more virtuous.  For this reason, I become annoyed when honey bees are used for political purposes and that is what happened this month. Continue reading

Honey Bees And The Green New Deal

Marriedwithbees.com is all about bees and beekeeping.  I don’t make political statements because even though I have opinions I recognize that rational, educated people have different life experiences and different opinions.  That’s ok with me.  The bees don’t care.  Bees make honey for people of all political persuasion, and bees will sting without preference to political party.  I have been reading news article about H. Res. 109 (aka The Green New Deal) introduced by Representative Ocasio-Cortez, but today I decided to read the actual text of the resolution in order to see, “What’s in it for the bees?” Continue reading