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How do Social Insects make Decisions?

Using information passed on by others can greatly improve individual fitness, and has been the fundamental mechanism underlying the evolution of social insects such as bees, wasps, ants and termites. 347 more words


Michaelmas daisies: the harvest and the honeybees

Yesterday was a quarter day. Michaelmas. And out in the garden there are swathes of Michaelmas daisies. In previous years we’ve pulled great clumps of them up, unrecognized. 128 more words

Simple Pleasures

Preparing your Hive for Winter

Its been a busy few weeks.  The honey has been harvested from my local hives and this last weekend we traveled to some hives we have out of town.  779 more words

Fox Contemplates the Nature of Bees, A Poem by Kathryn Machan


Let’s talk about them, bees.
Let’s talk about the honeycomb
that keeps them going, keeps them buzzing
around the queen who is their Core… 182 more words

What's in Your Freezer?

Forget the wallet. There’s nothing in there but club cards to stores I frequent. What’s in the freezer is a much more interesting topic.

Certain current and former colleagues will recall a Christmas party at our house at which we revealed little freezer bags filled with skinned squirrels, frozen in all their scrawny nakedness. 462 more words

Random Musings

29 September 2014


Let your chickens do the work. Click here

Organic soil amendments. Click here

Integrating everything to lower water use, from Canada. Click here

Farming… 43 more words

Organic Gardening