What are the bare necessities to getting started in beekeeping? What suit should you get? What tools do you need? How much equipment?? We answer this, and more.... Beekeeping can be an expensive venture. There are so many tools, parts, and ideas swirling in honey bee land. If you are just starting out, it can … Continue reading Beginning Beekeeping – What you need to get started!
The North American Hackberry is an overlooked tree - and that's a shame! It's beautiful - graceful and statuesque - like the mighty elm. It's native to the United States and can tolerate most of our climates and soil types. Here in Minnesota, our Hackberry trees are thriving in almost pure sand in zone 4a. … Continue reading Eating Hackberries
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
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?