September 6, 2016

Interested in being a vendor or part of the entertainment? Email: alma@sarasotahoney.com to receive vendor/entertainment packet.

Sarasota Honey Company’s The 1st Annual Honey Bee Festival A Total Success!!! The Lab Has BEEN FUNDED!!!! Thank you to all that attended this...

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...

September 6, 2016

Spring and Summer Bulbs

  • Purple flowering onions (Allium spp.)

  • Golden crocus (Crocus x luteus)

  • Bishop Series dahlias* (Dahlia)

  • Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

  • Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

  • Siberian squill (Scilla sibirica)

Perennia...

September 6, 2016

Bees are losing habitat all around the world due to intensive monoculture-based farming practices (large farms of one crop), pristine green (but flower-barren) sprawling suburban lawns and from the destruction of native landscapes. Just planting flowers in your garden,...

September 6, 2016

 We should help save honey bees because while grains do not require honey bees to flourish, virtually all of our non-grain foods are dependent on honey bee pollination to a large degree. Worldwide, there are 90 different food plants that depend almost exclusively on th...

September 6, 2016

Colonies that have been exposed to pesticides may recover if proper steps are taken. If a colony has lost a majority of its field force but has plenty of honey and pollen it will usually recover without any help from the beekeeper.

If brood and nurse bees continue dying...

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