Hi, As my time at the Beekeeper Group is coming to an end so does the blog series on the European Union. In my last post I give an overview about how lobbying in the U.S. differs from lobbying in the European Union. A key difference between the lobbying cultures of the EU and the U.S. lies in the approach to funding interest groups and NGOs, as well as political campaigns. In the EU, non-profit organizations representing civil society are (...)
It seems as though there is more than one beekeeper from my hometown! Since I’ve started working at Beekeeper Group, I have developed an uncanny awareness for anything related to bees. When I saw the title for the video posted below, I figured it would be right up my alley. To my pleasant surprise, not only was the video about a family of beekeepers, but they also happen to be from my suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. My family frequents the (...)
In light of the disappearance of honey bees around the world, Haagen-Dazs asks us to consider a world without honeybees. In a microsite that touts “Haagen-Dasz Loves Honey Bees,” the bee-loved ice cream maker teaches us the importance of these insects’ roles in pollenating fresh produce. Naturally, those here at Beekeeper Group couldn’t agree more. This crisis could not only be detrimental to the honey bee population, but it could also severely impact buzz-ness! So, here’s a video from helpthehoneybees.com, (...)
Breaking news: Beekeeping is the new black. This week’s New York magazine devotes a two-page spread to the city’s latest locavore hipster hobby, beekeeping. (Or as they put it: “the DIY, back-to-the-land fetish of the hour.”) Rooftop farming – so early May. Thanks to the folks at BeeKeeper HQ, trendsetters that they are, that bees are hot wasn’t news to me. I understood the mechanics of the hive from their video, and since being identified by the (...)
Thank you to everyone who attended the Beekeeper Group Launch party a few weeks back. Check out some of the photos below. For the full album, please visit our Facebook page. The Beekeepers (Matthew, Travis, Shana, Mike and Ian) Friends buzzing around our bee Guests Enjoying Food and Drink at Iron Horse Tap Room (An awesome venue – we recommend it highly for your next event) More photos here. Big thanks to Dakota Fine for the excellent photography work.
All of the fuss over Foursqare reminds me of three years ago when Twitter was starting to reach critical mass and altering the social media landscape. In the advocacy community, the main question about Foursquare is the same one we were asking about Twitter back then: How does this change the game for advocacy campaigns? In terms of advancing social advocacy, Foursquare looks to have even more potential. There are a number of important new capabilities that Foursquare ties together (...)
Imagine a blade of grass. It grows and looks pretty. It can’t move, but it does bend to the prevailing wind. Its function is to be cut down, chewed up, or pulled out. Each blade looks just like the other and can be easily replaced. Now imagine a bee. It flies freely pollinating across many miles. On its own it creates buzz. When working together as a hive, it can deliver sweet results. Nurture it with a varied diet and (...)