Lovely Edible Lilac

Who doesn’t love the scent of lilac wafting through the morning Spring air. Lilacs have been prolific and long-lasting this year due to near perfect weather conditions. Cool mornings and warm afternoons,

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Who Needs Fifty Shades of Gray?

The grim, gray days are over and Spring has finally sprung. Who needs fifty shades of gray when the colorfu sights of Spring are all around us? I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you. Lilacs

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Bees In a Tree

Tree trimming services are often called to remove hollow trees that pose a hazard. Hollowed out trees are prime lodgings for a feral bee hive. A few days ago, I was called out by our local tree guy to

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Chickens and Bees

Everyone know I love chickens and bees. But, I bet you didn’t think I would feed bees to the chickens? I know it might sound a bit gruesome but, the chickens certainly thought it to be quite the

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How Do Bees Make Wax?

    Of the more than 20,000 species of bees only the genus apis (Honey Bees) produce wax. This natural substance is secreted by the wax glands of the worker bee. Historically, beeswax has been

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So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?

  Its that time of year. My yearly Beekeeping Class. This is my third year attending NorthEast Kansas Beekeeping Association (NEKBA) which is our local beekeeping organization, in my neck of the

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Photography Lessons

WooHoo! I finally got a camera! Take a look at my first venture into photography and enjoy the last snow(hopefully) Loved the look of this one! Snow Logs  Corn Field Dried Mullein Nature’s

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My Secret Obsession

    Ok, I confess, I have a secret obsession.  For those of you who know me, it may come as a bit of a surprise. No, its not horses, bees or chickens although, I readily admit to being mighty

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Five Things I Have Learned Making My Own Skin Care Products

Yes, I really do make Bee Queen Manuka Honey Lotion! As a matter of fact, I made a batch of unscented lotion today. Making lotion is a lot like baking bread. Leave out one step and your nicely risen

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What Do You Feed Your Dog?

Headines screaming pet food recalls seem to be an everyday day occurrence, of late. Many result in serious and or fatal consequences. Let’s face it, for most of us, our pets are beloved members of

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