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More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 4

By Gary F. Bengier | July 5, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Future Credit$-How Many EACH?

By Gary F. Bengier | July 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Not many years ago, Bill Gates had $50 billion in his pocket to claim world’s richest man status. This week, Jeff Bezos was reported to have ADDED $56 billion this year (now at $172 billion) to hold that spot. That’s a lot EACH. For a few years, I’ve been thinking about the longer-term trajectory of… Read More »Future Credit$-How Many EACH?

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 3

By Gary F. Bengier | June 28, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Can We Make Robots Think?

By Gary F. Bengier | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A common trope of science fiction is that soon we shall find robots walking around, acting nearly indistinguishable from us. How likely is that? Will it happen soon? Will it happen ever? The Barrier to Meaning Just over 1 ½ years ago I was at the Santa Fe Institute for a workshop on the topic… Read More »Can We Make Robots Think?

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 2

By Gary F. Bengier | June 21, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Climbing the Matterhorn

By Gary F. Bengier | June 20, 2020 | 2 Comments

“Oh, so you like the summits?” Joe Denkensmith, from Unfettered Journey   I like mountains. As I mentioned in a previous conversation, I have had a climbing bug over the years. Let me be honest: this came about because I was—and still am—a bit afraid of heights. I decided to face that fear head-on. I… Read More »Climbing the Matterhorn

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 1

By Gary F. Bengier | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It’s the weekend, after another week of social distancing here in northern California. And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here… Read More »More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 1

Restaurant Self-Reliance

By Gary F. Bengier | June 12, 2020 | 5 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by. We’ve heard the bad news resulting from the pandemic which has forced restaurants to lay off their staff and to close their doors, many forever. I cannot forget the heartbreaking story (New York Times, April 23rd) of Gabrielle Hamilton, owner and chef of NYC restaurant, Prune, and author of… Read More »Restaurant Self-Reliance

More Bee Zen: New Bee Packages-Part 2

By Gary F. Bengier | June 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It’s the weekend, after another week of social distancing here in northern California. And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to continue our installation of three new packages of bees, that I… Read More »More Bee Zen: New Bee Packages-Part 2

Still Protesting This

By Gary F. Bengier | June 5, 2020 | 1 Comment

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by. The sign above became popular a few years ago, and has applied to racial injustice, to women’s right to choose, workers’ right to assemble, LGBTQ right to marry who they love. We have witnessed a wrenching week in America, spurred by the horrific images of a man killed by… Read More »Still Protesting This

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