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How to Maintain a Beehive

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re thinking about becoming a beekeeper. Beekeeping is a rewarding hobby, and it’s not as overwhelming as it seems. Not only does it help the environment by bolstering the bee population, but you get free honey out of it! 681 more words

Metallic Green Bee (Agapostemon splendens)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Metallic Green Bee (Agapostemon splendens)

In the sweat bee family (Halictidae). Female:

Shown on Florida Native Plant: ASTER (Symphyotrichum spp.) 26 more words


Their Great Buzzing (New Poem)

Many thanks to the editors of Concho River Review, who just published my poem “Neighborhood” in their Fall, 2016 issue. You can see the table of contents, and subscribe to the magazine here… 41 more words


Elephants and Bees

Elephants are obviously big and strong enough to go over fences if they want.  This creates conflicts between the humans and animals who both want to “harvest” crops for food.   179 more words


Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association Pollinator Farmer Survey

We all need pollinators on our farms, but the pollinators need our help too.

MOFFA is working with the Smart on Pesticides Coalition to protect Maryland pollinators and we ask that you please take 5 minutes to complete this 5 question survey about your experience on the farm.Your answers are critically important to help us pass a needed pollinator protection amendment in the next Maryland General Assembly. 26 more words


And it was all yellow

If I were musically inclined I would have certainly started singing Yellow; or woven words together like Sting about The Fields of Gold. Or like the author of A Sea of Poppies written a historical saga about love, money and opium. 151 more words