Busy as a Buchmann

Borrell, Brendan
March 2007
High Country News;3/19/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p7
The article profiles Stephen Buchmann, founder of the Bee Works in Tucson, Arizona. He had spent 21 years as a researcher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Carl Hayden Honeybee Laboratory. He has been studying everything from the diversity of insects at Arizona's military bases to the future of Mayan beekeepers. He explains that bees are the answers for crop shortfalls, with honeybee colonies being shipped in from as far as Australia to handle pollination crisis paying beekeepers $30 to $40 a colony as a rental fee for the two-week February bloom.


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