This is the story of how we went from owning 1 cat to 7 in just three months. Sometimes, the most exciting things are surprises.... We'll start at the very beginning - 8 years ago we adopted our first cat. She is a silver/gray siberian forest cat. Big and hairy. Our children were young and … Continue reading Is there such thing as too many cats?
What is the best way to help out struggling bees and pollinators? If you aren’t a gardener or don’t have a yard, how can you help?? As beekeepers, we have an inside view on the needs of pollinators and we’ve boiled it down to 3 easy things that everyone can do to impact our pollinators. … Continue reading How you can help #savebees
Our prairie is now 2 years old, but we forgot to report on it's first year growth. Maybe it's because we were embarrassed of how it looked. There was so much uncertainty and fear that first year. We planted at the end of May 2017. Right after planting, we had a month and half without … Continue reading Why does a first year prairie look like garbage?
From the very first day we walked the land, I have been looking for bees. And they were scarce. I would occasionally see a bumble bee and I did see a honey bee or two - but not very many. Any flowers at the property were usually devoid of life. Maybe it was because the … Continue reading If You Build It – They Will Come….. Attracting pollinators and breeding a better berry
Something amazing happened this summer. It was, at first, utterly devastating - but in the end was so unbelievable. The summer of 2017 was extremely hot and dry. I don't remember any rain in June or July - and at our farm, the sandy soil was as hot as an asphalt driveway. None of our … Continue reading Resurrection – A tree comes back from the Dead
Duffy Meadows Research & Consulting was started in order to research honey bee health and to improve rare plant breeding. So one year after it's inception....where are the honey bees? Good question! Funny things happen when your business revolves around nature....human goals have to be adjusted, reassessed, and kept fluid. We have a complete ten … Continue reading Where are the Honey Bees?