Honeybee Populations Are Growing Again!

More Evidence of Bees on the rise!!! There has recently been some good news about the honeybee populations, after several years of alarming reports that their numbers have been making a steep decline towards a possible extinction. Numbers released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week show that there has actually been an increase in… Continue reading Honeybee Populations Are Growing Again!

Call off the Bee-pocalypse

From the Washington Post. Seems like we are more in danger now of losing bee-keepers than bees-maybe. Another story of how a free-market economy is the driving engine to successful farming. You’ve heard the news about honeybees. “Beepocalypse,” they’ve called it. Beemageddon. America’s honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated… Continue reading Call off the Bee-pocalypse

6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw

Here’s a very interesting take on alternatives to the very popular “Butterfly Bush” that is/has become a go-to plant for many gardener’s. I am a big fan of finding a “native solution” to design whenever possible and the list provided by the author is a good one. Solutions for a continuous bloom time from May… Continue reading 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw

Bloody Ivory

The real criminals are those “people” in the Asian market who somehow think they “need” ivory , , , the article c&p below Bloody Ivory An unsustainable four elephants are killed in Africa every hour for the ivory in their tusks. But while impoverished locals are enlisted to pull the triggers, it is highly organised… Continue reading Bloody Ivory

Colony Collapse Disorder-Around the Web

Bees at Work

I am going to try and keep up with stories around the web about Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD) to promote awareness of this serious issue. For those of us following CCD we know the issue is one we all need to be aware of, and there seem to be no real answers to why CCD is… Continue reading Colony Collapse Disorder-Around the Web

Deer Resistance, is there Hope?

hungry deer, looking for their next meal

American Nurseryman chimes in on deer resistant plants. It’s not like we haven’t seen a list very similar to this before-we have, but that doesn’t mean we can’t run the list again, and again. Why, well people forget, or lose that list, or link to that list. Personally I have had a lot of experience… Continue reading Deer Resistance, is there Hope?

30 Flowers for the Honeybee

Top 30 Flowers for bees, or is it? List originates at this posting at RealFarmacy.com as a disclaimer I know nothing about this website, their research on this article, how the list was developed or where they sourced this list. There was a link at the bottom of the list and it leads to a… Continue reading 30 Flowers for the Honeybee

Norma Johnson Center

Driving down into beautiful East Central Ohio, you can just wander yourself right into the wilds of Tuscarawas County. There’s plenty of wide open space and rolling hills and if you work your way West of Dover on route 39 you can stop in at the Norma Johnson Center(NJC). A nature preserve and wildlife center… Continue reading Norma Johnson Center