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Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Earlier this spring, I joined a group of Missouri State Beekeeper Association members in Jefferson City to ask Missouri's legislature to change honey bottling laws. Granted, we started late in the 2015 legislative season and were warned we might not make it but we wanted to try.

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 5:40 PM

One of my beekeeping friends keeps track of the seasons by noting what is blooming in her garden. It is important to know because blooming flowers provide the nectar and pollen bees need to feed their brood and stash carbohydrates away for winter...

Updated Aug 14, 2015 at 7:13 PM

The following are some of the questions readers recently have asked me through phone calls and emails.

Updated Aug 7, 2015 at 6:26 PM

Tired yet of all of those cucumbers in your garden? I’m not, but then I have yet to meet a cucumber I didn’t like. Whether it’s in a salad or munched straight out of the garden, cucumbers are an interesting fruit most used in North...

Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 6:38 PM

I was up at dawn the day after the hottest day, so far, this year. In addition to not having working air conditioning on my main house floor, I was worried about my potted deck plants.

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 9:49 PM

It’s the call I love to get. “Want to chase bees?” my friend David Draker will say laughing, knowing full well I am game most of the time. David has a step up on me because he is retired, something he frequently reminds me of when...

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM

I learned a couple of decades ago not to ask. The location of someone’s favorite wild blackberry bush is a closely-held secret.

Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 8:03 PM

The University of Minnesota is doing an interesting study on bee-friendly lawns. The idea, according to one of the reports I read, is to identify low-growing plants that both naturally fertilize soil while providing pollen for bees.

Posted Jul 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM

For the next two months, a little green eating machine will invade your garden and next year, they may be worse.

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 5:24 PM

The following are emails from readers about honey, mulching and bee balm varieties:

Updated Jun 19, 2015 at 7:32 PM

For those of you who have asked how you can help pollinators, here is your chance. Dozens of conservation and gardening organizations have joined together to launch a new nationwide campaign, the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

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