5 Ways to Help the Bees Without Keeping Hives in Your Backyard

5 Ways You Can Help the Bee Population Without Keeping Hives in Your BackyardWith the bee population struggling in many places, every little bit helps and you can make a difference in your own backyard. Maybe you’re not ready for the time commitment of keeping a full hive, but you still want to help the bee population thrive and even enjoy the benefits to your garden at the same time. Sound like you? Let’s look at a few ways you can help the bees on their journey without maintaining beehives in your backyard. [Continue reading]

Home Beekeeping for Beginners

Bees on HoneycombBeekeeping at home is something that you can totally do, but before you jump in with both feet it is a good idea to educate yourself as much as you can first on the topic. There are a lot of different things to learn and different scenarios that you should be prepared to handle. Learning all that you can before you start is a good idea so that you can avoid too many painful stings, wasting of the honey, and even losing the hive to mismanagement.

There are books and websites like this one from where you can learn and there are also plenty of videos online about the topic that can help you get the best start. There are even groups and clubs you can join and classes that you can take, both online and in your community.
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Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest 

There are quite a lot of books published on beekeeping as it’s a delicate and specialized endeavor. You'll find several book reviews here on the website already and we'll likely have many more in the future. Today we want to draw your attention to … [Continue reading]

Storing Your Fresh Cut Herbs

storing fresh cut herbs

You want to prune and harvest regularly so that your plants continue to grow and provide fresh herbs to use, but you need to store those someplace. You have a few choices available and what you decide may depend on which herb you’re storing and how … [Continue reading]

3 Reasons to Include Lavender in Your Garden

good reasons to include lavender in your garden

Lavender is often overlooked when it comes time to do the planting and management of your home flower and herb gardens. It’s relatively easy to grow and has lots of uses around the house, aside from just looking pretty and smelling nice, though it … [Continue reading]

5 Beginner Herb Gardening Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

Beginner Herb Gardening Mistakes and Tips to Avoid Them

While herb gardens are a little easier and more relaxed than other gardening types, there are still some things you’ll want to stay on top when tending to the plants. If you avoid these common herb gardening mistakes you’ll have longer plant life, … [Continue reading]

Herb Gardening for Beginners: The Best Tools

herb gardening for beginners: the best tools

One of the nicest things about herb gardening is that you don’t really need a lot of tools and supplies, just a few basics. It’s perfect for beginner gardeners or for those who have minimal space available for storage. Aside from your plants and … [Continue reading]