There is a growing desire among consumers to know the history behind the food they purchase at the supermarket. It seems that every time we turn around, we hear of another food recall. I am not in the business of bashing other farmers, or the food-growing industry as a whole, but I do believe that if […]
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When our honey harvest was over last year, I had this huge ball of beeswax left over. I knew I wanted to do something creative with it, so I started researching. Should I make candles? Soap? Lip balm? I researched beeswax products and stumbled upon an article by Jodi Helmer about Marilyn Schendel in the Spring 2017 edition of Tractor […]
“They’re all dead,” I thought. “I have killed my bees again. I quit. I am not beekeeping anymore.” THE SHOCK My beehives recently gave me the shock of a lifetime. On a routine check of my hive, I noticed there were bee pupae everywhere outside one of my beehives. What on earth had I not done […]
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