Hum of the Hive

Negotiating Conflict between Humans and Honeybee towards an Ecological City

in Society & Animals
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?



Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.



Help

Have Institutional Access?



Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Connect

A contestation is underway in Australian cities between humans and the European honeybee, which has heightened in recent years as amateur beekeeping has emerged in response to environmental concerns. This paper reports on a brief ethnographic encounter among old and new amateur beekeepers located across Sydney, Australia. Older beekeepers were motivated mainly by a desire for a social hobby, whereas younger apiarists were attracted by the role bees play in addressing environmental concerns, including biodiversity, food self-sufficiency, and greening the city. However, the amateur beekeeper appears to be at risk from a series of conflicts: among themselves (registered and unregistered keepers), and with commercial keepers and suburban residents. These conflicts undermine the novel role that amateur beekeepers, with their distinct methods and perspectives, play in fostering biodiversity, health, and sustainability towards the ecological city.

Hum of the Hive

Negotiating Conflict between Humans and Honeybee towards an Ecological City

in Society & Animals

Sections

References

AlaimoK.PacknettE.MilesR.KrugerD. Fruit and vegetable intake among urban community gardeners Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior 2008 40 2 94 101

AtkinsP. Animal cities: Beastly urban histories 2012 Burlington, VT Ashgate

Australian Honeybee Industry Council (ahbic) ahbic submission to Australian Government Standing Committee on Primary Industries and Resources report More than honey: The future of the Australian honey bee and pollination industries 2008 Canberra, Australia The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

BarlowT. Urban beekeeping: A honey of a movement Forbes 2011 Retrieved May 13 2011 from http://blogs.forbes.com/tombarlow/2011/05/13/urban-beekeeping-a-honey-of-a-movement

BarrettP. Immigrant bees 1788 to 1898: A cyclopaedia on the introduction of European honeybees into Australia 1995 Springwood, New South Wales, Australia Peter Barrett Publisher

BenjaminA.McCallumB. Bees in the City 2011 London, United Kingdom Guardian Books

BlechaJ. Urban life with livestock: Performing alternative imaginaries through small-scale urban livestock agriculture in the United States 2007 University of Minnesota Unpublished doctoral dissertation

BrownH.KatscherianD.CarterM.SpickettJ. Cool communities: Urban trees climate and health 2013 Retrieved from http://ehia.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/CoolCommunities.pdf

CarrA. Prepared for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Asian honeybee: Possible environmental impacts 2011 Retrieved from www.sustineo.com

Commonwealth of Australia More than honey: The future of the Australian honey bee and pollination industries 2008 Canberra House of Representatives, Australian Standing Committee on Primary Industries and Resources

CornfordP.JamalN. Stung baby’s pain “unimaginable.” Sydney Morning Herald 2000 March 4

De SchutterO.CordesK. Accounting for hunger: The right to food in an era of globalization 2011 Oxford, United Kingdom Hart Publishing

Department of Primary Industries (dpi) The small hive beetle: A beekeeping pest 2010 Retrieved November 10 2012 from http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pests-diseases-and-weeds/animal-diseases/bees/ag1080-small-hive-beetle-a-beekeeping-pest

Department of Primary Industries (dpi) Honeybees webpage 2012 Retrieved November 10 2012 from http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/honey-bees

DixonJ. The changing chicken 2002 Australia University of New South Wales Press

EdwardsF. Small, slow and shared: Emerging social innovations in urban Australian foodscapes Australian Humanities Review 2011 51

Environment Conservation Council Victoria (eecv) Box-Ironbark forests and woodlands investigation 2001 Melbourne ECC Victoria

GaynorG. Animal agendas: Conflict over productive animals in twentieth-century Australian cities Society & Animals 2007 15 1 29 42

Government of New South Wales Inquiry into beekeeping in urban areas report 2000 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

HornitzkyM.McDonaldR.KleinschmidtG. Commercial beekeeping in New South Wales 1993 A report produced by the Honey Bee Research & Development Council New South Wales Australia

HouJ. Insurgent public space: Guerrilla urbanism and the remaking of contemporary cities 2010 London, United Kingdom Routledge

MasonD.KnowdI. The emergence of urban agriculture—Sydney, Australia International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 2010 8 1 & 2 62 71

MasonD.DixonJ.IsaacsB.EdwardsF.HallG. csiro project: Urbanism, climate adaptation and health Briefing paper: The dynamic situation of urban agriculture in the Sydney basin Project 5: Identifying and characterising resilient urban food systems to promote population health in a changing climate 2011 February

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries Beekeepers and registration—New South Wales Apiaries Act 1985 2006 Revised August 1 2006

PhillipsC. Living without fruit flies: Biosecuring horticulture and its markets Environment and Planning A: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 2013 45 7 1679 1694

PhiloC.WilbertC. PhiloC.WilbertC. Animal spaces, beastly places: An introduction Animal spaces beastly places: New geographies of human-animal relations 2000 London, United Kingdom Routledge 1 34

ReynoldsR. On guerrilla gardening: A handbook for gardening without boundaries 2008 London, United Kingdom Bloomsbury Publishing, PLC

Rural Industries and Development Corporation (rirdc) Pollination aware: The real value of pollination in Australia 2010 Canberra, Australia RIRDC No. 10/081

SomervilleD. NSW apiculture industry overview 2015 2015 September Australia NSW Department of Primary Industries

WolchJ. Anima urbis Progress in Human Geography 2002 26 721 742

ZiervogelG.EricksenP. Adapting to climate change to sustain food security WIRES Climate Change 2010 1 525 540

Index Card

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 35 35 20
Full Text Views 11 11 11
PDF Downloads 3 3 3
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0