• Enemies to Bees: Pesticides and Hybridized Plants

    Honeybee gardens Honeybee gardens are an earth-friendly way to save on water usage, beautify your yard, and help honeybees. Who wouldn’t rather look at beautiful flowers in the spring, summer, and fall instead of a grass lawn that needs to be cut every week? There are many things to consider when planning your honeybee garden, […]

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  • 9 Reasons To Love and Protect Honeybees

    We bet you already love honey bees Their work ethic, artistry, loyalty, professionalism, gentle nature, and dedication to the very survival of us humans. Here’s a closer look at nine reasons to love and protect honeybees. 1. They work like dogs. According to the National Honey Board, a bee may visit more than two million flowers to gather […]

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  • Build a bee friendly garden to help the bees

    So you want to plant a bee garden of your own? Follow these guidelines for a project that can be great fun for kids and a sanctuary for bees. Location, location, location First, decide where in your yard is the best location for a bee friendly garden. Consider placing the bee garden in a part of your […]

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  • A Small Herb Garden Feeds Honeybees and You!

    Suppose you want to do your part to save honeybees, but you have room only for a little garden — on your patio, deck, balcony, or in your postage-stamp sized backyard? Good news: A small herb garden will feed you, your spirit, and your busy bee friends! Follow the following nine easy steps to a […]

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  • Bee poems: Hum by Mary Oliver

    Here is another poem honoring honey bees, by Mary Oliver HUM  by Mary Oliver What is this dark hum among the roses? The bees have gone simple, sipping, that’s all. What did you expect? Sophistication? They’re small creatures and they are filling their bodies with sweetness, how could they not moan in happiness? The little […]

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  • Herbs, Honeybees, and You: Win, Win, Win!

    Yummy news! You can enjoy fresh herbs in your meals and help rescue the world’s dwindling honeybee population! That’s right: YOU. To get things humming, all it takes is a small garden or even a few pots on your city balcony. Honeybees, Bumblebees, and Hummingbirds Feast on Herbs Herb gardens are a haven for pollinators, says Deb Soule, […]

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  • Honeybee Movies Are the Buzz! What’s in YOUR Popcorn?

    If you fly to YouTube and put a search on “honeybees,” you’ll get 152,000 hits! That’s a lotta popcorn, so we selected six movies/videos that explain the importance of — and threat to — our planet’s honeybees. Note: If you’ve only got a minute, learn the basics from any one of HoneyBee Conservancy’s three, one-minute public […]

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  • Beeswax: the Buzz About this Amazing Beehive Product

    Beeswax: the buzz about this amazing beehive product

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  • Raw Honey: 7 Benefits You Should Know About

    Raw honey is one of the healthiest natural sweeteners on the market, and one that is rapidly rising in popularity. It’s incredibly versatile, and can be used in a variety of delicious recipes, and to sweeten beverages such as coffee, tea, and smoothies. Since honey is a naturally-sourced substance, it is a much healthier alternative […]

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  • Teach Your Children Well: A Gardener’s Thoughts on Earth Day…

    Guest post by Michaela from The Gardener’s Eden (@MichaelainEden) As gardeners, most of us consider ourselves environmentally minded, and for us, every day is Earth Day. But, it’s important to remember that gardening —in and of itself—  is an unnatural act. When we work the soil and sow seed, fertilize and water, thin plants and […]

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