For most beekeepers, spring usually means an influx in honey production. This year, has been different. Honeybee keepers are familiar with expecting to lose around 10 percent of their hive colonies each year due to "winter loss." This year's numbers shed light on an even larger decline, after the Bee Informed Partnership released its annual colony loss survey on Wednesday. We discuss how lower numbers of bees might be affecting things on a local level. Greg Fischer. Also, a sneak peek at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
The Web and social media can be used to spark positive, social chance. But it can also be plagued by bullies and trolls intent on bringing you down. We talk pros and cons of the Web and strategies to make it a safer place.
As new and returning aldermen prepare to take their seats on the council, they could probably use some words of advice. Our next guests are well suited to do just that – familiar as they are with the City Council. Mary Ann Smith has presided over the 48th ward of Chicago for 22 years.