Living the Country Life

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This Michigan couple raises bees and makes an ancient drink from the honey.
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Dave Hunter created a backyard garden solution to the declining honeybee
Honeybees are important pollinators for orchards, but they’ve been declining in numbers. Dave and Barb Hunter of Woodinville, Washington, aren’t waiting for researchers to solve the...
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Moving hives can be stressful on the bees, so do it carefully
Backyard beekeeping is a fun hobby for people who want to produce their own honey and have a handy supply of pollinators. The insects can be kept almost anywhere, but there may be instances when you...
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The varroa mite can kill off entire colonies of bees if left untreated
Enemy number one for honey producers is a tiny parasitic mite called the "varroa destructor", and is a prime suspect in colony collapse disorder. It's the size of a pinhead, but to a...
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The bee population is declining, but there are simple things you can do to protect them
The honey bee population has been rapidly declining, and native bees are being counted on to provide a buffer against crop losses. This means we have to do what we can to keep the natives around...
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Beehives on your property can give you more than honey
Radio interview source: Bill Schnute, Beekeeper, Honeyflow Farm   Listen to the radio mp3 or read below If you have beehives you can make your own candles. Honeybees bring nectar to the hive...
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Leafcutter bees are wonderful pollinators. They are hard workers and beneficial to have around if you don’t mind a few holes in the plant leaves.
Radio interview source: David Serrano, Assistant Professor of Biological Science, Broward College Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Watch the bees buzz around your flowers...
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Enrich your garden with native pollinators.
Buzz of the bees A rich, natural environment -- the essence of country living -- is much more than visual beauty. It also calls for the sounds of country, including the buzz of bees. "...
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If variety is the spice of life, then Rich and Wendy Tobiasz's Evergreen Oasis Farm will certainly appeal to the taste buds.
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A Michigan State University entomology study has found that native bees and insect predators that have access to native plants do a great job of pollinating and consuming insect pests. This can add...

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