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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.

Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 7:19 PM

We drive by them daily this time of year. Missouri’s orange "ditch lilies" were once a staple of European gardens, every part of the plant edible.

Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 7:34 PM

The last packages for the season are in. Imagine two shoebox-size wooden boxes filled with 3 pounds of buzzing honeybees. Getting “a package” is one way beekeepers start, and add, bees to their apiaries.

Updated May 29, 2015 at 8:02 PM

My honeybees are at it again. My native wild strawberries have become larger and more flavorful thanks to bees moving pollen from domesticated day-neutral strawberries to their wild cousins.

Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Ever since I discovered these very pretty but invasive plants are killing everything that grows under them, I have been trying to remove them from my one-acre hillside garden.

Updated May 15, 2015 at 5:42 PM

The emails started to pour in shortly after the figures were released. According to the Bee Informed Partnership, a national partnership of beekeepers and U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 40 percent of honeybees didn’t make it last year...

Updated May 8, 2015 at 8:08 PM

The following are questions I have been asked about my bee garden on a limestone hill in Rolla:

Updated May 1, 2015 at 7:17 PM

The potted bougainvillea was hanging at the back of the greenhouse, long branches with familiar red bud tips — hard to miss. It reminded me of the bougainvillea we had growing over walls and trees when we grew up in Brazil,...

Posted Apr 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM

I started my first herb garden after we moved back to the U.S. and settled in southern Illinois. One of our neighbors, Mr. Herb, was kind enough to give us starts. As we learned English, we referred to our herb garden as an “Herbert”...

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