Jill Henderson ~ Show Me Oz
Acres USA May 2017 issue
If you have ever dreamed of keeping bees but found the process complicated, expensive, or the potential for losing your investment to disease and pests all too real, then you have never met Dr. Leo Sharashkin, a prominent wild bee enthusiast, educator, and apiarist who practices an ancient method of catching and keeping wild bees in specially-designed horizontal hives. If you have had the good fortune to meet Dr. Leo or to hear him speak to a room full of enthusiastic beekeepers or the crowd that inevitably gathers around his Horizontal Hive booth at grower’s conferences across the country, you already know that his encyclopedic knowledge of bees is boundless and the methods he uses to keep them, truly inspiring. Whether you are a budding beekeeper or an experience apiarist, you can keep happy and productive bees with less work and money than you ever imagined possible and do it in a sustainable, eco-friendly way. Read more…safe PDF opens automatically
Posted in Real Food, Sustainable Solutions, The Ozarks
Tagged bees, horizontal hives, how to, jill henderson, Leo Sharashkin, natural beekeeping, ozarks, show me oz, wild
By James A. Zitting
Guest Blogger – Show Me Oz –
Some of my earliest desires to live sustainably on the land were fueled in my early 20’s by reading Mother Earth Magazine and books by Gene Logsdon, Masanobu Fukuoka, and others. These readings planted a desire in me to live the country life in a different way than I had been raised. Continue reading
By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz
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Today is the Vernal Equinox, the celestial event that marks the point in time when day and night become equal in length and spring officially begins. Of course, here in the Ozarks, spring has been well under way for several weeks now. Even before the first daffodil bloomed, the signs were all around us, especially winged kind. I always know spring has arrived when the moths begin beating against the windows at night and when sleep-drunk wasp queens drift on the breeze and buzzing bees begin searching for the first flowers of the season.
Posted in News from Turtle Ridge, Organic Gardening
Tagged A Journey of Seasons, bees, fear of, homesteading, honeybees, jill henderson, keeping, nature, ozarks, show me oz
By James A. Zitting
It’s that time of year to think about putting our summertime pleasures to bed. At our house, we just finished carpeting our entire front lawn with a deep mulch of spoiled hay. This is the first step to converting our lawn to food production. What do we need to do for the bees?