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Honeybee Problem Nearing Critical Mass

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday January 18, 2012   -   By Marcie

 As we all know, our honeybees are having a terrible time, and while there are many factors to consider, the one that is most critical is the use of systemic pesticides. Systemic basically means that the active insect killing agent is within the plant...

Bees in the Jam Garden

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday January 13, 2012   -   By Marcie

A local reporter came out here on Monday to learn about bees and honey. She's a freelance food writer for the New TImes, and also hosts her own blog, called the Jam Garden. She did a great job, and posted some video and great audio as well. And so, to find out...

Sheep for sale

Blog: Indian Brook Farm   -   Sunday November 13, 2011   -   By Lisa

Trying to reduce the size of my herd...I'm starting to get a little crowded...my Border Leicester ram will be going in with the ewes in a couple of weeks...so I need to get rid of a few.  I have three ram lambs for sale for $100 each ...

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Lifehacker Covers Local Honey and Why You Should B...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday November 09, 2011   -   By Marcie

 This just in from my alert son-in-law, who is about to become the father of twins. It's a reprint from "Lifehacker" about why local honey is important. I couldn't have said it better myself!! You'll see that they mention Local Harvest at the...

Boiling Bees

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday September 16, 2011   -   By Marcie

Checked the bees....took the covers off all thirteen hives simultaneously. Not just a basic look/see, but a major breaking down and removing supers of honey, then removing the queen excluders and going right down into the bottom deep supers and looking at the...

Sigh of Relief

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday August 24, 2011   -   By Marcie

Well, we're breathing a sigh of relief here in Florida, as Irene pushes farther out to sea. There's not much you can do with your beehives when a storm threatens. I've got 13 hives out in the backyard, and my beekeeping partner-in-crime, Steve, has 700...

Honey Laundering? Keep It Clean and BUY LOCAL!!!!!...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday August 23, 2011   -   By Marcie

This just in from China.......Laundered honey, tainted and passing through India on its way to the US, is becoming a big problem, and one the FDA seems unable to adequately handle.  Here's the link to a very informative article on the issue: ...

It's As Clear as the Nose on Your Face

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Friday July 29, 2011   -   By Marcie

About a month ago a lovely older gentlemen showed up at my front door to purchase some honey. It was for his son, who was unfortunately suffering a debilitating skin disorder located on his face.  He called up again this week. They were almost out of...

Booked! Thanks AT&T

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday July 27, 2011   -   By Marcie

In the midst of thousands of unhappy bees swirling around my head the other day, my daughter called out, "Mom, the guy from AT&T is here. He wants to go out back and check our telephone pole." "Now's not a good time!" I replied. The...

Piranhas with Wings

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday July 26, 2011   -   By Marcie

We had quite an adventure here the other day. We were busily getting ready for a television crew to arrive....They wanted to do an interview and shoot some footage of the bees in action. So of course, I wanted everything to be perfect. Because we often have...

The Buzzzzz at market

Blog: Conroe Saturday AM market   -   Saturday July 23, 2011   -   By Fred

What a sweet deal at the Conroe Market today, Pat /Elvis with Peas Farm brought a live observation bee hive . They  explained how the hive worked complete with a Queen Bee that had a blue dot painted on it.I learned that 95% of the veggies, fruit, and...

And That's Not All...

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Monday July 11, 2011   -   By Marcie

While trying to decide how to store this amazing yet fragile honeycomb, I had it hanging from the roll bar bar of my Jeep on a bungee cord. I kind of liked it there, so I wasn't in a big hurry to move it. Made me a little nervous the way that it would sway...

Busy Bees

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Wednesday June 15, 2011   -   By Marcie

The girls are settling in nicely! I love sitting and drinking my tea, looking at the far reaches of the backyard, filled with towering colonies of bees. The four hives that were already here are full... I need to schedule a day to go into those hives and...

Nine New Beehives!

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Tuesday June 14, 2011   -   By Marcie

Early this morning I heard the familiar rumble of Steve's truck as it idled outside of my bedroom window while he unlocked the gate, getting ready for some bee-time. I scrambled into my clothes and hightailed it into the yard, sandals still unbuckled. I...

Spring Allergies Got You Down?

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Thursday April 07, 2011   -   By Marcie

Discomfort from allergies is nothing to sneeze at! Before you reach for medication, check out your local beekeeper. RAW, LOCAL honey can help! You'll need honey from your neighborhood, honey with the same floral mix as what's ailing you.  Here's how it...

New Baby Beehives!

Blog: What's the Buzz?   -   Monday April 04, 2011   -   By Marcie

We've got nine new beehives. When we go out the back door the aroma of ripening honey fills the air and smells so SWEET! I just love going back there and watching them in action. They are so active, buzzing all around and pollinating everything in sight... ...

Help Protect Our Pollinators - The Bees Need Us. W...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday March 31, 2011   -   By Karen

~ A GLOBAL BEE EMERGENCY ~ Happening NOW ~   .............................   Quietly, around the world,   Billions of Honey Bees and other pollinators are dying...

Hokey Smoke!

Blog: Greenjeans Farm   -   Friday March 11, 2011   -   By Jeff & Toni

We’re busting out of the greenhouses this year!    I’ve run out of trays, thanks to my dear friend across the valley Barbara who keeps giving me her saved seeds!   We have more heirloom vegetables than ever and I’m busy trying to figure out...

Here we go again

Blog: Harecrest Acres   -   Monday February 21, 2011   -   By Matman

Well the snow is still fallling but spring is just around the corner.  Christmas trees sold out fast last year, but we will have more for 2011! We still have a great stock of honey and all sizes and shapes. We are eager for a warm spell...

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