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.
We take a look at whether a political candidate really benefits from getting a noteworthy someone to stump for them. Plus, we get a preview of the 25th Chicago Humanities Festival with program director Alison Cuddy. The theme for this year is "Journeys".
1. Yesterday's Jeff Awards confusion left Brenda Didier without an award and a little confused. Now Jeff spokesman Jeffrey Marks is saying that there were always supposed to be two winners in the category of Best Director in a Musical. "It should have been two winners," said Marks.
1. Tuesday at 3pm (hurry up and take a long lunch) at Maxim's, Richard Klein will host "The Life of Cabaret Star Julie Wilson." Klein will discuss Wilson's 70-year career with a sound and slideshow presentation of the famous cabaret star.