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Bee Breeder Melanie Kirby has a window art installation as part of the Annex Windows exhibit coordinated by The Paseo Project. The name of the exhibit is "Hive Mind Alchemy: 2ning in2 2morrow's Future." Kirby said she felt inspired to make her art based on bees because "it takes a community to raise bees, they need flowers and healthy landscapes. I would like to encourage folks to think about how the smallest of fuzzy beasts help to feed them and their families. And that in return, perhaps we can plant more flowers and trees for them and avoid using toxic pesticides and other applications such as fungicides that can poison pollens and nectars and hurt all of our diverse pollinators. We are all interconnected and we give and take, like the broadcaster and the receiver, exchanging energy to promote life and music for each other."

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Know how they say, "One image is worth a thousand words?"

Art is the language for things too deep for words. Everybody knows bees, honey and getting stung without words. Everybody knows death, and that bees COoperate and build honeycombs. But did you know that bees excel in COmmunity-building, that they are mysterious, magical COmmunicators?

Bees are vital to all life and yet not many people are eager to get up close and personal with their fuzzy cuteness. Willingness to work with bees requires the kind of people willing to reduce their senses in adverse conditions in order to obtain resources from a group of sensitive and sometimes temperamental creatures with sharp pointy bits who attack in life-threatening swarms.

Local queen bee expert Melanie Kirby is pursuing her questions about the possible connections between New Mexico and Spanish bees by traveling to Spain. Her goal is to learn more about the science and cultural-traditional aspects of bees in order to benefit local beekeepers.

Arguing. It seemed to happen every year on Christmas Day when I was growing up. A few of my aunts, and most of my uncles who weren't off fighting in World War II or Korea, participated.

Some of the more popular aphrodisiacs (like chocolate, chile peppers and maca, a Peruvian root) have a scientific basis for their claims

(NAPSI)—When the gang gathers at your house to watch the game, heeding three hints on how to throw a terrific party can help you really score compliments. 1. Figure not everyone has an equal interest in the actual game itself. Consider setting …

(Family Features) The trend of farm-to-table foods is becoming increasingly popular, leading many to ask: Where is my food really coming from? With so many available options in the grocery store, it is important to serve your family nutritious, …