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Hello, Honey: Beekeeping Anywhere for Fun, Food and Good Deeds

We need pollinators, and they increasingly need us too. Here, why and how to be a bee friend Full Story
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Marylea Adams
We've kept bees for years and also help others in our area start home hives. www.bluemoonbees.com
April 4, 2014 at 1:39pm     
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Lynda
So happy to see this article (especially after reading the other idea book "Gardening for the Bees." In that article, the author actually called honeybees "junk." I believe he was greatly misinformed. I loved this Ideabook. Thank you!

I have just recently become a Certified BeeKeeper in SC. My husband is at the Journeyman level and has been keeping bees for years. This year he will have about 75 hives. He also raises queens and sells NUC's. We love our honeybees and the honey they provide :-)
April 5, 2014 at 2:41pm     
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You Said It: ‘You Can Help Save the Bees’ and More Houzz Quotables

Design advice, inspiration and observations that struck a chord this week Full Story
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Casart Coverings
Kudos, Becky, for capturing a synopsis of Houzz for readers. Sometimes we just don't have time to read everything and it's nice to have someone point us to the highlights.
March 30, 2014 at 6:23am     
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detailaddict
I hated Bee Movie...completely misleading in how pollination works and the reason for it. Pollination is important for plant reproduction, but plants don't DIE simply because they're not pollinated (They just don't have sex - which requires pollen from their OWN species). I realize the whole movie was tongue-in-cheek and meant to be taken as a gentle environmental message, but I found the assumption of ignorance insulting and the movie to be the worst I had seen in a long time. I do like bees and appreciate the role they play, and I have toyed with the idea of beekeeping once we have the space; but these could have been done better justice even with an animated film.

As for resonating, I really enjoyed Benjamin Vogt's article the other week on Selfless Gardening, which goes right along with conservation of bees and other insects. Go natives!
March 31, 2014 at 7:35am     
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Grow a Kitchen Garden in 16 Square Feet

Got a sunny 4-by-4 space? You can make meals more interesting with your own vegetables and herbs Full Story
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diannthusdesigns
you can put the seeds down in early spring, or young plants after the last freeze
April 2, 2014 at 4:04pm   
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hck72
Marigolds aren't just there to brighten the patch up they are essential if you are looking to try and limit the use of chemical sprays to deter unwanted pests. Marigolds attract beneficial mini beasts (hover flies, lady birds etc) who then in turn eat the aphids etc There are other beneficial flowers that do the same job if you aren't so keen on vibrant orange. Chamomile, daisy, flowering onion garlic, sunflowers amongst others do the job too. Leave nettles growing wild if you can as this is where ladybirds live. Have fun and hope this helps!
Hannah Keegan Garden Design (UK)
April 2, 2014 at 11:10pm     
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