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Top 10 Garden Trends for 2016

It’s time to get out my crystal ball and find out whats coming up in the gardening world for 2016. Find out about the top 10 gardening trends that gardeners across the globe are following. Continue reading

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Extracting the Flavor Of The Year-Honey

Honey has reached “classic” status after it was named Flavor of the Year for 2015. Find out how to extract this new “classic” flavor from the hive. Continue reading

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Swarming of the Bees

Swarming is a natural process for bees to reproduce but beekeepers are always trying to prevent this because they won’t get the extra honey production for the year. Continue reading

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Top 14 Garden Trends for 2015

Here is a lowdown on what is new, what is hot, and what people are really thinking about when they plan ahead for the upcoming growing season. Continue reading

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Spinning Honey

Honey spinning is a big event at my house in the fall. Extracting and bottling the honey is a surprisingly simple low tech but messy task. Continue reading

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Bee Packages are Here!

Catching Up My two Italian bee packages arrived in MD this weekend and I am very excited. First promised in April, a cold and wet spring in Georgia held up the delivery for an unprecedented two long months. By this time of … Continue reading

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The Dreaded ‘Hive Beetle’ Attacks

I opened my hive the other day to check on things -removing my last super, and to button everything up for the winter. When I took off the inner cover, I noticed some small black beetles scurrying around on the … Continue reading

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Beekeeping Start-Up, How to jump into the world of beekeeping

Beekeeping has moved from the pastime of fusty middle-aged men to young urban couples and singles. It is trendy now to become a beekeeper! Who could have predicted that? When I worked at the bee booth at the Fairgrounds recently, I was … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Royalty at the Maryland State Fair

Honey Princess 2012 On a hot and muggy afternoon recently, I worked at the MD State Fair in Timonium at the honey booth selling honey products. As a MD beekeeper, you are encouraged to work the fair for a shift to help … Continue reading

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Robbing the Bees- A Honey of a Day

It happens every August – honey extraction! After babying the bees, feeding, monitoring, re-queening, splitting, and just plain worrying about them, now is the moment of truth.  How much honey did they deposit in the combs for me to rob from … Continue reading

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