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The Real Life of Bees

“The walking, talking, sneaker-wearing honeybees in Jerry Seinfeld’s animated film certainly are cute. But if a beekeeper like me had been in the director’s chair, ‘Bee Movie’ would have looked quite a bit different.”

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A Honey of a Mystery

“Beekeepers around the United States are puzzling over big mystery: Beehives buzzing with activity one day are nearly completely empty when next inspected.”Normally when something goes wrong, beekeepers find piles of dead bees and other clues, but with what scientists have named Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), beekeepers find no dead bees—just honey, eggs, larvae and…

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The Goods on Good Hires: Asking the right interview questions can help you net the best servers

“If all the world’s a stage, consider your wait staff the actors and your food the play. Quality entrees and great service will nearly guarantee ‘encore performances,’ but the opposite—unfortunately—is also true. That’s why it’s critical to separate the players with a solid work ethic and great attitude from any bad actors also vying for…

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