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Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:36 PM

About early April in Missouri, honeybee providers start contacting customers that bees ordered in December and January are ready. Whether shipped in a wooden, screened box or picked up in a sealed-up hive, there’s nothing quite like getting your first honeybees.

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Yes, I can summarize the secret to gardening success in one word: soil. Don't call it “dirt” as I did years ago to a boss who happened to have a soils university degree. “Soil,” I can still remember him saying, “is...

Updated Apr 3, 2015 at 8:10 PM

The picture of the “easy to make” rabbit rolls was too cute to quickly be thrown together. The idea, however, stuck with me long enough that I had to try.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Since Mother’s Day on May 10 is our last frost date for south central Missouri USDA Zone 5A and B, it is time to start planting seeds. It may be easier to buy seedlings but you can save a lot of money, and get more variety, by starting your...

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 6:09 PM

AAAGH, it’s officially spring and I’m NOT ready! My garage is full of gift bee hives that need painting, I don’t remember where I left last year’s stash of seeds and I don’t have a clue what I’m going to plant in...

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Are your spring flowers blooming? Mine are still in the ground, even the new crocus bulbs I planted in fall thinking they will be the first to line my garden paths with that happy pop of spring yellow.

Updated Mar 6, 2015 at 6:51 PM

The first call of the season is exciting. It’s thrilling to be going somewhere to see where bees have settled in, knowing warm weather should be just around the corner.

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Are you going a little stir crazy? I am and living in mid-Missouri, one never knows when spring will actually arrive. It should be March 20 but last year, spring was late by almost two months so I have decided to slow down my daily countdown, just...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 5:33 PM

A January 2015 scientific study has concluded well-meaning people may actually be killing monarch butterflies instead of saving them.

Updated Feb 13, 2015 at 6:53 PM

Bees really should replace Valentine’s Day cherubs. Bees are among a number of birds, bats, beetles and butterflies that, as pollinators, provide nature’s match-making services.

Updated Jan 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM

The following are emails from Gardening to Distraction readers, including this one concerning my honeybees.

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