July 26, 2018

Are you growing melons, pumpkins, squash, or cucumbers? If the answer is yes, Michigan State University needs your help with its volunteer Squash Bee Citizen Science Project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic Program. And no, you don’t...

July 20, 2018

Almost everything I have planted is growing successfully - a testament to research and luck. However, the weeds are beginning to get the best of me. I weeded this past weekend for several hours and noticed that where I watered every other day, I could easily pull them...

Bee Flight Paths

There are a few different methods and some things to watch out for when putting something in front of the hive.

In general, bees prefer a nice long flight path too and from their hive, without obstruction. (See Diagram E) This allows them to freely come...

July 2, 2018

“Oh, what a pretty bug” was my initial thought when I found a squash vine borer (Melittia satyriniformis) resting on a catnip leaf earlier this week. It’s a moth-family insect I wasn’t familiar with and after reading about it, I felt rather sick. This is what finished...

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