We restored 12 acres to native prairie in the spring of 2017. It's been a bumpy ride, but we've made it to Year 4! Look back at our first 3 years here - Native Prairie Restoration: Years 1-3. Winter and early spring prairieSummer prairie progression Year 4 - 2020: Growth was slow coming into spring. … Continue reading Native Prairie Restoration – Year 4
How do you harvest, clean, store and plant native prairie seeds? These are the best books to educate yourself for all native prairie plants.
How to prepare bees to withstand a cold Minnesota winter. Do you wrap them? What about quilt boxes, candy boards, food and sugar, mouse guards? All of this and more are discussed.
We started out using frame feeders to feed our honey bees. Our logic was this: in-frame feeding reduces robbing and the they came with our initial colony, so why not. Well....hundreds and thousands of dead bees later, we needed another option. We tried all sorts of bee preservers and floats but whether it was cork … Continue reading Ultimate (and FREE) Solution to feeding honey bees without causing drowning or death using mushrooms and pine needles
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