The listed RiA Blog articles feature Ei tours, events and other activities that supported the article content and research.
Bee Swarms: Nature's Way to Grow Strong Bee Populations
Honeybee swarming is integral to colony propagation and overall bee population stabilization and growth.
In the Southern Farm & Garden summer 2018 issue, a two-page photo essay, Bee Swarms: Nature’s Way to Grow Strong Bee Populations, educates on the important role bee swarms play in propagating bee populations, both from the size of and the number of colonies. The photos were taken in Boulder, Colorado when Holly stumbled upon a beekeeper retrieving a bee swarm from one of his hives.
Restoring Pollinator Populations
Over the past decades, pollinator populations declined significantly for a variety of reasons including, but not limited, to habitat loss, use of the "cides" (herbicides, insecticides, pesticides), and common garden & landscape practices.
In the Southern Farm & Gardens spring 2018 issue, a six-page feature article, Restoring Pollinator Populations, gives an overview of challenges facing pollinator populations along with tips for pollinator-friendly gardens. Ei Founder Holly Emore researched and wrote the article along with providing the images.
Regenerative Agriculture Revives Soils & Local Ecosystems
As a former Georgia Department of Transportation cement-mixing site for the construction of nearby Interstate-75, Hickory Grove Farm is an iconic case study in soil rebuilding.