A Little Paradise Lost

A Little Paradise Lost

There once was this undeveloped lot next to us. It was: a small, untouched slice of primitive Florida a haven for wildlife a repository for native plants an absorber of the tropical heat and a source of shade With it’s many textures, colors, sights and smells it was more than just a visual barrier. It was an ever changing source of beauty, wonder and joy. […]

Horizontal Hives Revisited

Horizontal Hives Revisited

While perusing Bee Feed, I found a link to Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast – Episode 36 – Horizontal Hives with Dr. Leo Sharashkin. It’s a great podcast discussing horizontal hives, beeyard resilience, and sustainability. The Hives Many of Leo Sharshkin’s horizontal hive observations are similar to my own. I’ve run a few horizontal Combo Long Hives, along side my top bar hives, in Wyoming’s northern, high […]

USGS Bee Inventory Lab

USGS Bee Inventory Lab

The USGS Bee Inventory Lab posts bee and insect images on Flickr. It’s a great resource that I’ve shameless pinched from Ron Miska’s Bad Beekeeping Blog, another great beekeeping resource. -dM

Human Microbiome News

Human Microbiome News

Scientific American has published New Insights into the Human Microbiome . Of the half-dMozen microbiome articles in the journal, two studies stand out as being among the largest ever conducted on the gut microbes that inhabit healthy people’s large intestines and help with digestion and various immune processes—among other things. . . . . .researchers identified 14 different microbial genera that form the core microbiomes […]

Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit

Finally, after about 18 months, we’ve got them! Passion Fruit vines are easy to grow in South Florida, as few pests or diseases bother them. Their lush, deep green leaves and large, showy flowers are beautiful. And they easily yield fruit once the task of hand pollination is applied. The fruit starts out like a egg sized green tomato. Gradually, its density decreases. The skin […]

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