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YouTube: Wildflowers for Bees

Bee on a cardoon

This week’s YouTube video shares tips about what wildflowers to grow to encourage and feed bees and other pollinators in your garden. Wildflowers are easy to grow, most of the time you just scatter seeds before a rain comes and … Continue reading

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YouTube: Herbs for Bees

Mints, yarrow and squash fill the space.

This week’s YouTube video is all about Herbs for Bees. Find out which herbs to grow for your pollinator population. Christy shares fun facts about borage, and encourages you to let your herb garden flower each season before cutting back. … Continue reading

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Review: Natural Beekeeping Conference 2016

The bees enjoyed the flowers of bolting kale and mustard greens.

I had the good fortune of being a speaker at the first ever Natural Beekeeping Conference that took place this weekend in Pasadena, CA. Honeylove.org organized the event. They gathered top experts in treatment-free beekeeping from around the continent, and … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Honey Tasting Competition

Ours was #17. Would we win?

You would never know how different honey can taste from hive to hive until you’ve tasted a few samples side by side. It’s astounding, really. The flavor profiles range from grassy to floral to fruity, just like a good wine … Continue reading

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Bee Hive Rescue – Fascinating Stuff!

New home for bees

Every once in a while, bees find a home at Ocean View Farms organic community garden. Sadly, we can’t legally keep them there, but instead of calling the exterminators, a bee rescue team came to relocate them to a new … Continue reading

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