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Joe Franco

Owner, Joe Wasp Nest Removal Services in New Westminster

Critter Catching, Then and Now

PRESENTED ON APR 26, 2013
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 2

Joe Franco talks about his childhood, interacting with bugs and catching snakes and frogs, and how the influence of the natural world prompted him to start his own bee and wasp removal service as an adult. He also expands upon the differences between bees and wasps, and shares a bit about how his company, Joe Wasp Nest Removal Services, works to humanely and sustainably relocate bees and wasps. 

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My Bees

BY STEVEN STARK
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 02, 2011

Steve Stark tells us the story of his farm, his bees, and the quest for golden honey (as well as the trials and triumphs along the way). 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 15, 2013.

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A Farewell to Norms

BY JILLIAN ELDRIDGE
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Artist Jillian Eldridge discusses her work, and her attempts to break out of her established aesthetic. She crafts collages of mammal and insect forms of reflective material, then duplicates her collage on canvas with paint. She speaks of wandering humans, migrating animals, and moving away from her norms as themes.

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What's Up With the Bees?

BY JONATHAN OTIS
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 04, 2014

Jonathan Otis is the owner of Lake Superior Honey amongst many other businesses. He answers the popular question that everyone asks, "what's up with the honey bees?" by talking about how they contribute to our society, how our lifestlye impacts their lives negativiely, and some solutions to protect the honey bee in the future. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 26, 2014.

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Don`t Get Stuck with Stick Animals!

BY ARILD BRAKSTAD
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Arild takes us on a typical journey through his mind on lessons he learned from stick insects, the clitorus and life in general. 

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More Than Honey

BY WILHELM MIETH
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 24, 2016

Today more than ever, Einstein's statement about the bees is very relevant:  “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

What is a possible solution?  Wilhelm Mieth, full-time student and part-time beekeeper gives us some ideas in his presentation.

 

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The Birds & The Bees

BY ERIC REFSLAND
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Rhena and Eric Refsland raise bees in their urban home outside Washington DC. Listen as they share the peculiar makeup of a hive and the process of reproduction in bees.

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The Importance of Other Species

BY TIM HUIJSMANS
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

Tim Huijsmans might be one of the youngest PechaKucha speakers in Maastricht. He is the founder of Red de Aarde (Save the Earth) foundation. He, through his foundation, is running projects for bees, primates and other sorts of animals in the Netherlands, Ghana and Cameroon. In 2015, Tim was elected as Wold Improver of the Year by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Come and listen to his story and what he wants to do to make the world a better place.

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En lille snak om bierne og borgerne

BY TUE STARCKE-JENSEN
@ VOL 29 ON JUN 01, 2016

Tue Starcke-Jensen talks about the bees and the citizens.

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The Adventures of Bolt and Buzz: Tales of a Disruptive Social ANTerprise

BY PETER RANDRUP
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Peter Randrup and Bex De Prospo launched sustainable food start-up, Anteater in 2016. Anteater wholesales premium edible insects to top restaurants and special events all over NZ. Due to the huge environmental, production and health benefits of edible insects, the Anteater team believes that they will play a major role in the future of protein production. Peter and Bex are working tirelessly to mainstream edible insects as a viable, delicious, sustainable alternative to conventionally-farmed meat products.