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Bee Hive Post Mortem

by Lisa Linderman on April 1, 2011

in bees,diseases,honeybees

Today was the first decent-ish weather we’ve had in some time.  No rain, and it got up to near 70 degrees.  It was overcast (like always), but it was the first spring day of working in the garden in earnest.  And since I can dig and plant when it’s drizzling or cool, I decided that […]

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Midwinter Bee Maintenance

by Lisa Linderman on January 28, 2010

in bees,diseases,honeybees

I maintain my one top-bar hive “au natural”, meaning that I don’t spray for mites or fungus, and I don’t give them antibiotics or take their honey away and feed them sugar water throughout the winter. This is my first winter with bees, so the learning curve is pretty steep, but we’re getting there. During […]

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How Not To Grow Tomatoes

by Lisa Linderman on October 5, 2009

in diseases,garden

My tomatoes did horribly this year. I know why, so I thought I’d share! For one thing, I planted them far too late into the season, due to a variety of factors including a late start on the seedlings and a late start getting the raised beds done, coupled with the fear of starting them […]

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