Keep Ants out of Your beehives without chemicals or moats
Building our farm has brought many unexpected challenges. It's been dirty, difficult, dangerous and expensive. It's easy to idealize the quaint little old fashioned farm - chickens roaming, bees humming, apples drooping - but there's another side to that story: For the last five years we've had an ongoing battle with 3 monsters. Poison ivy, … Continue reading How we Keep Deer Flies and Horse flies from biting – NO Chemicals
Black Eyed Susan are included in almost every pollinator seed mix - and for good reason! They are a joyful, reliable plant that can be counted on to germinate in almost every soil and climate. They flower quickly, return each year, and reseed themselves. Planting Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta) Seeds Black Eyed Susan will … Continue reading Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia Hirta): Collecting & Planting Seeds
The number one complaint about bees....stings. In all our years raising honey bees in MN, we've racked up our fair share of bee stings, and we've learned a thing or two about how to reduce the swelling. Honey Bee Sting Swelling Home Remedy Options Onions - people claim that rubbing the sting with a cut … Continue reading How to Lessen the Honey Bee Sting Swelling Reaction
Honey Bee society has much to teach humanity. Here we explore 3 lessons we can take today to improve our world.