To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery, The revery alone will do, If bees are few. —Emily Dickinson

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2018
The bees arrived yesterday, via Two Day Priority, from an apiary in Ohio. Three pounds of them. Five thousand bees and one queen buzzing around in a wooden crate made of scrap wood kinda stapled together. There are screens on either side so that you can actually see the bees. And hear them.…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2018
Mother Nature has a sense of humor and the soul of Monet. The change in the yard was startling. In just a week it went from being a crabgrass plantation to a breathtaking carpet of fluffy, soft-​white clover, a pastel hand-​delivered from the French master himself. But lawns are supposed to be neat…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading A veteran golf writer calls for the sport to help rescue America’s bees
On a brisk October morning, Dr. Bill Bookwalter dons a billowy, white beekeeping suit complete with veil and hikes up a hill behind his Fox Chapel home to harvest honey. Most days, you’ll find him in surgical scrubs, but during his downtime, Bookwalter, a neurosurgeon, practices apiculture: he maintains colonies of bees.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Pittsburghers are creating new colonies to help grow the region’s bee population
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