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An Interview with The Rodale Institute Beekeeper

Mike Schmaeling

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Pollinators are facing increasing threats to their existence; and as 80% of pollination worldwide comes from honeybees, the health of our food system and thereby our communities, relies on their survival. From climate change and habitat loss to the use of pesticides like neonicotinoids, it’s crucial we all recognize the impact, negative or positive, that we can have on the vitality of honeybees and their colonies. Wedderspoon met with Mike Schmaeling, the head beekeeper at The Rodale Institute, to discuss a few simple ways that we can effect positive change to help the cause, wherever you call home!

Wedderspoon supports The Rodale Institute’s ‘Your Two Cents’ initiative and sponsors a hive at The Honeybee Conservancy at the Rodale Institute.