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Bee (insect)

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  • Bee-Stings as Medicine

    Bee-Stings as Medicine
    Reyah Carlson has been stung by bees more than 25,000 times. On purpose. Carlson is a practitioner of apitherapy, a controversial form of alternative medicine that uses bee venom to treat everything from arthritis to multiple sclerosis. Carlson, who...
  • Shades of yellow shine this spring

    Shades of yellow shine this spring
    Sunflower, goldenrod, dandelion, canary. Accessories, outerwear and even cocktail dresses are beaming shades of yellow, which was all over the runways of New York and Europe and has taken hold as the color of the season. That's a little daunting for...
  • Earth Day gets big chains' attention

    Earth Day gets big chains' attention
    To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, mass-market retailers Anthropologie and Target are offering eco-friendly, easy-on-the-pocketbook styles that will land in stores by this weekend Anthropologie collaborated with Dublin, Ireland-based Edun (founded by...
  • Christmas gift ideas: Makeup, perfume, lotion, candles and bath products

    Christmas gift ideas: Makeup, perfume, lotion, candles and bath products
    The holidays are a season of beauty — if the abundance of offerings related to looks is any indication. We've culled the outpouring to bring gift-givers some ideas in a range of prices for a variety of pretty predilections. Don't be surprised if...
  • Handmade gifts fit for a first lady

    Handmade gifts fit for a first lady
    Caleb Siemon peered into the gaping glow of the furnace and, with a few careful turns of his blowpipe, deftly gathered a fist-sized blob of molten glass, just as he has thousands of times. His hands, as leathered and cracked as a sunbaked saddle from 10...
  • Jasmine, the fragrant harbinger of spring

    Jasmine, the fragrant harbinger of spring
    It might happen tonight. Or tomorrow. But it won't happen gradually. It will come all at once. All over Los Angeles, the first pink buds of jasmine will erupt into sprays of new white flowers. The display will be chaste enough for a wedding arbor -- until...
  • Suddenly, the bees are simply vanishing

    The dead bees under Dennis vanEngelsdorp's microscope were like none he had ever seen. He had expected to see mites or amoebas, perennial pests of bees. Instead, he found internal organs swollen with debris and strangely blackened. The bees' intestinal...
  • Gardening trends for '08 are all about going green

    Gardening trends for '08 are all about going green
    Green is about more than just plants. Being "green" is about being an environmentally responsible gardener without sacrificing style, show or seconds. "Gardeners now know fertilizers, potting soils and the plants they use impact the environment in a...
  • A veritable floral feast

    Fine, go ahead, eat the daisies, but please don't eat the daffodils. Don't eat the oleander either. Don't eat the azalea flowers or the sweet pea blossoms, the morning glory or the iris. Instead, slip into your yard this morning and pick some...
  • Low-maintenance manzanita a favorite in Southern California

    Low-maintenance manzanita a favorite in Southern California
    Now that our new president has called us to service, Southern Californians have another reason to pitch in and avert a looming water crisis. We can do it now, and the first step couldn't be simpler or cheaper or more beautiful. Plant manzanita. In...
  • This season's 'it' tree

    E.H. Wilson, renowned plant hunter of the early 1900s, said Southern California grew a greater variety of plants than any other place in the United States, but even so, our region "possessed but one-half of one percent of the number it might have."...
  • How to pick wildflowers for your garden

    How to pick wildflowers for your garden
    BEFORE scattering wildflower seeds, consider height, color, bloom time and benefit to the species that pollenate the plants you are sowing. The following recommendations include picks from Carol Bornstein, Davis Fross and Bart O'Brien, authors of...