All in A Day’s Work

Being a beekeeper people ask me a lot of questions about bees and I find it difficult to answer without the explanation leading to other bee factoids.  There are so many interesting bits of information about bees! So, on my blog I’d like to demystify bees beginning with the dandelion bloom. I began seeing the…

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Common weed killer linked to bee deaths

Bees at a beehive

This article in Science Daily talks about how the world’s most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible…

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Safe, Bee-Friendly Pesticides


Looking for a way to fight pests or weeds in your garden? Many popular insecticides and weed killers are labeled as nontoxic and “biodegradable,” but recent science has shown otherwise. Studies have shown that when a bee lands on a flower treated with many popular and much-advertised pesticides, they attack the bee’s central nervous system,…

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Lawns for Bees

Dew on grassy field

Want to make your lawn a great place to encourage bees to visit? Here are a few ideas to set you on your way to  creating a lawn that has some features which are great for bees and other wildlife. As you’ll see, creating a lawn which is beneficial for bees does not only have…

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8 Ways to Attract Bees and Butterflies

Butterfly on garden flower

Be a good neighbor to struggling pollinators by turning your outdoor space into a safe haven. It’s true that no one person can single-handedly restore the monarch butterfly, cure bat-killing fungus, reverse the honeybees’ downward spiral—and save agriculture as we know it. But as we work on the larger issues at play, like climate change…

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