I had high hopes for this plant when I planted it as a source of fall nectar and pollen. In July, when it Saliva began blooming, the plants were visited by bumble bees and butterflies but not my bees. I was beginning to wonder if maybe this was not a good plant for my “Bee” […]
Finding a bee mentor can be the key to your success. You don’t need to know everything about bees, you just need to know someone else who knows everything. #2 is key to your success!
Go kiss your wife, she deserves it. And so do you, for spoiling your wife with a hive of bees. 7 things you wished you had known before owning bees. #7 makes it all worth it!
It’s that time of year again, honey harvesting at our ranch in Upstate New York. I have to say I can not complain about the beauty we get to behold here while we work the ranch and process the honey. This year is going to be uniquely fun do to the picture below. My bees […]
As I was digging in the dirt outside in the garden, I noticed all the honeybees buzzing around my August blooms. Without these winged wonders, our gardens certainly wouldn’t be as beautiful and bountiful as they are right now. They fly around, pollinating and working hard for us nature lovers all day long. I’m always […]
A beehive (or two) is an excellent addition to a homestead, even in an urban area, as they don’t take up much space. Bees not only provide honey, but also pollination services and beeswax. Since we’ve had a couple of beehives near our vegetable garden I’ve had the best crop of pumpkins and capsicums since […]