Spring Activity: Bee Rescue and Black Locust Trees
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JUST IOWA HONEY
Bee Rescue On Saturday, a bee-loving resident called us to ask us if we could help her save some bees - honey bees were congregating on a...
- Apr 24, 2021
Forward by Valerie Just Greetings, all! Spring has sprung in Iowa, and our bees are getting geared up for a busy season! We feel...
- Jan 3, 2021
Monarch Butterfly's Tale of Survival
My husband, John, sent an article that he discovered while reading the Minneapolis Star and Tribune (Bob Timmons-author). We lived in...
- Sep 7, 2020
Honey Bee Plants
Resource: Nebraska Extension Bee Lab As you start your fall gardening, here is a good list of native plants that will help our...
- Jun 28, 2020
2020 Honey Harvest
Basswood Bloom July 10, 2020 Update John extracted honey this week - he probably extracted about 180 pounds, which should just be the...
- Jun 10, 2020
A Few of My Favorite Things...
“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo...
- Jun 7, 2020
It's All About the Monarchs...
I planted a lot of small butterfly weed plants this spring in my established landscape, plus in a new landscape that Country Landscapes...
- May 22, 2020
Resources New York Times CBS National Geographic Sound menacing? Perhaps the description conjures up thoughts of a super-villain, or an...
- Apr 18, 2020
Celebrating a Birthday, and Family Commitment
One of my son's birthday is this upcoming week, but with the CDC guidelines squelching our ability to gather socially, and moreover a...
- Apr 6, 2020
Just Apiary Spring Happenings!
Note: Video provided after this write-up. We went out this weekend to check on our two apiaries - one on our property in Des Moines, and...
- Mar 28, 2020
It's OK to Give Yourself a Break from the Coronavirus
I am an avid reader - love to learn as much as I can about whatever piques my interest at the time. I am a hoarder of information! I...
- Jan 31, 2020
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Found Dead
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. I was saddened today to learn that Homero...
- Jan 25, 2020
The Blue Zones
I read about the Blue Zones probably 5-6 years ago - Dan Buettner had done years of research on these pockets of global regions where it...
- Jan 23, 2020
Humans risk living in an empty world, warns UN biodiversity chief
My son, John, shared a post on Facebook today, and I thought it was important to share. Bear with me as I get to the real meat of my...
- Jan 23, 2020
Alarmed by health trends, Iowa cancer doctor fights disease, sugar and food industry with a fistful
I typically attempt to stay on point, and add information that is relative to beekeeping and promoting the pollinators. However, I've...
- Jan 12, 2020
Bees Voted Most Important Living Beings on Earth
Article Bees Voted Most Important Living Beings on Earth Here is the article: After a hearing a passionate debate among a panel of...
- Jan 11, 2020
Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey
I found this article on the Food Safety News site; the article is dated November 7, 2011, written by Andrew Schneider. I have no qualms...
- Dec 28, 2019
Top Ten Healthy Bee Resolutions for 2020
I receive emails from the University of Minnesota Bee and Pollinator Research Lab. The lab sent out their TOP TEN HEALTHY BEE RESOLUTIONS...
- Nov 17, 2019
Root Candles - A.I. Root Website
As probably mentioned before, I belong to a beekeeping organization, Central Iowa Beekeepers Association. We had our November meeting...
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