Monthly Archives: July 2011

Gardening Organic: Mulch, Compost and Pest Control

Guest post by webpagefx Gardening organic is easy to do, when you’ve got tips like these. Mulch, compost and effective pest control are all essential to gardening organic.  Compost  Compost is an organic material that has decomposed and is re-used … Continue reading

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The Local Farmers Market – A Lot More Than Just Great Food

Guest post by Laura Zanskey In many places across the U.S.A. there is a growing fascination within the local communities that comes with urban gardening and the local food market. This may seem strange at first because the local market is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Storey’s Guide to Beekeeping

Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Health (Storey’s Guide to Raising) by Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney This book serves as an update of prior work written by Richard Bonney, expanded to cover beekeeping across … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Honeybee Hobbyist, by Norman Gary

Norman Gary’s book, Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees (Hobby Farm) is an easy, fun read, with lots of large, glossy pictures of honeybees. It would be a great for a kid interested in beekeeping, for a library, or … Continue reading

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Removing a Honeybee Colony from an Old House

by Pete Sieling The bees lived in the house of an 87 year old woman. The daughter lived next door. A grandson had a bachelor pad in the old mud room*. There were some problems with grandma, ampoule hard of hearing, prescription … Continue reading

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Photos of Pollinators in the Adirondacks

by Gary My wife and I spent last week in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. We didn’t see any honey bees – Pete said there aren’t many there, because there aren’t enough flowers, but that makes it a … Continue reading

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World Population Day: Agriculture Offers Huge Opportunities for a Planet of 7 Billion

World Population Day: Agriculture Offers Huge Opportunities for a Planet of 7 Billion Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet team highlights sustainable ways to feed a growing population while also providing economic opportunities and enhancing the environment. Washington, D.C.- As the global population … Continue reading

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