Submitted by Birgit McCall on Sun, 04/09/2017 – 5:33pm Welcome to this week’s bee-log! Last time we focused on the gentlemen who frequent our property, this time let’s take a look at the girls, all ~50,000 of them (not counting Fuzzy)! We’ve always tried to support our local volunteer pollinators … primarily by not spraying […]
Guest Blog: Know Your (Honey) Farmer
Submitted Mon, 08/07/2017 – 4:28pm Hello! This is Kacey from Two Million Blooms, and I’m honored to be guest blogging for The Land Connection today!Since graduating from the Central Illinois Farm Beginnings (CIFB) program, a lot has happened! Here’s the skinny. Added 30 additional treatment-free hives Worked closely with a mentor Established a second apiary […]
Sweet Like Honey!
As I sit in my garden writing this blog, huge bumblebees crawling all over the tiny flowers of our Motherwort, I’m reminded just how amazing bees are. As with all insects, the different species and subspecies of bees have always intrigued me, and I love seeing them at different times throughout the season. Although not […]