The joys of goldenrod


To most Americans, goldenrod is a weed. To Europeans, however, goldenrod is a much-prized plant that gardeners go out of their way to cultivate. To many people in ancient times and a growing number in the 21st century, goldenrod is a medicinal herb that has many uses. To honeybees, goldenrod is a major source ofContinue reading “The joys of goldenrod”

Year-around (almost) blooms for the bees


Providing our bees with abundant, natural nutrition is by far the most important task of the beekeeper — far more important than hive inspections, equipment, medications, or any of the other things we spend a lot of time with. What if we could provide that natural nutrition all year long — or 10 months outContinue reading “Year-around (almost) blooms for the bees”