Thank you to Thomas Hopkins of Beehive State LLC. for providing us with the following information on winter prep for your bees. The thoughtful “beek” gets to decide how to keep bees in their apiary. These are merely suggestions and information about treatments and strategies. All, none or a few of the treatments may be […]

Thank you to Thomas Hopkins of Beehive State LLC. for providing us with the following information on overwintering bee colonies. Winterizing Three key ingredients for winter survival are: Strong, healthy colonies and a healthy fertile queen Plenty of honey stores or emergency food stores Dry bees Hive Prep How Much Honey to Leave for Bees? […]

Most of us don’t have room to overwinter plants indoors, but there are other ways to save geraniums, tuberous begonias, dahlias and gladiolus for next year. With just a little bit of effort, you’ll have your favorite plant again next spring, and as an added bonus, you’ll save some money. Use insulating material like sand, […]