April 12, 2019

What is Propolis

Did you know that honey isn’t the only thing that bees make? Bee propolis is defined as a resinous mixture that honey bees produce by combining their own saliva and beeswax with exuded substances they collect from tree buds, sap flows and other botanica...

April 16, 2017

This is entry was hard one to write. Life was perfect...until the call from my doctors office saying that I needed to come in to discuss my lab results from my yearly physical. I asked if everything was ok. I was told that doctor would discuss it with me when I came in...

February 18, 2017

Glenn's core was everything I was looking for in a man...he still is. We both enjoy the arts, new places, exotic foods, nature and a love for community. He and I both believe work should be a lifestyle not just a job. Love what you do, or work towards achieving the lif...

February 10, 2017

 I was enjoying my new life. I thought maybe I was ready to start to date. I started to go out and was appalled by some of the men's habits and behavior. The other guys I could only see as a friend.

Then one day I was invited to go to a house party in Pa...

February 1, 2017

My name is Alma Johnson, like most people from Sarasota I am not from Fl. I hear people in town call me "Bee Lady" and "Honey Lady". I don't mind it, but "honey lady" at times just sounds wrong sometimes. LOL.  This is my first blog/entry...I don't particularly care fo...

September 6, 2016

Apply pesticides in the evening

Many pesticides are extremely toxic to honey bees and other beneficial insects. Honey bees are attracted to blooming flowers of all types. If at all possible do not spray blooms directly with pesticides. If the bloom needs to be sprayed,...

September 6, 2016

Pesticides are substances used to eliminate unwanted pests. Insecticides rid us of unwanted insects. Unfortunately, honey bees are insects and are greatly affected by insecticides.

There are several ways honey bees can be killed by insecticides. One is direct contact of...

September 6, 2016

Yes, they make your lawn look pristine and pretty, but they’re actually doing the opposite to the life in your biosphere. The chemicals and pest treatments you put on your lawn and garden can cause damange to the honeybees systems. These treatments are especially damag...

September 6, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, a lawn full of clover and dandelions is not just a good thing—it’s a great thing! A haven for honeybees (and other native pollinators too). Don’t be so nervous about letting your lawn live a little. Wildflowers, many of which we might classi...

September 6, 2016

Gardeners can help counter the decline in pollinator populations 

As an avid gardener, I’m fortunate to have Russell Devino as a neighbor. Russell is one of the Vermont’s top beekeepers, and though he has his own apple orchard and garden, I know his bees consider my gar...

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