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How Do You Waterproof A Beehive? A Quick Guide To Extending Your Hives’ Life

As a beekeeper, you’ll want to preserve your beehives for as long as possible. Not only to protect your bees but to avoid the expense and hassle of replacing rain-damaged hives. By waterproofing your beehive, you’ll also be protecting the wood from other weather elements like the sun and snow. But how do you waterproof …

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Is It Safe To Keep Bees In Your Backyard?

As the growing your own food movement gains momentum, many people are considering keeping bees in their backyard. People who are entertaining this idea have questions about starting this endeavor. One of the main questions asked is about the safety aspect of keeping bees. Can you keep bees safely in your backyard? It is safe …

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Best Beekeeping Starter Kit For New Beekeepers

Beekeeping is a gear-intensive hobby that requires equipment for the beekeeper, equipment for the bees, and equipment to extract the honey. Obtaining your gear in the form of starter kit bundles can often save you significant money to get you started with beekeeping. Beekeeping starter kits can be a cost-effective way to accumulate the equipment …

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Beekeeping For Beginners – Everything You Need To Know To Start Raising Bees

Beekeeping is receiving a recent boost in popularity as many people seek to grow and produce their own food at home. As a vegetable grower, the next logical progression is to encourage pollinators in your garden, and what a better way than to keep your own bees! Many people interested in keeping bees don’t know …

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Are Chive Flowers Edible? 10 Clever Ways To Use Chive Blooms

Chive flowers, like miniature pom-poms waving in the breeze, are the cheerleaders of the herb garden. But are chive flowers edible? Every part of the chive plant is edible, including the cute, round blossoms. You can add fresh chives flowers to your edible flowers list. So… if you’ve been wondering if chive flowers are safe …

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The Easiest Creamy Tomato Soup From Fresh Tomatoes (Vegan)

This easy-to-make creamy tomato soup from fresh tomatoes is a family favorite you’ll love and make again and again. There’s no chopping or peeling involved, and you only need a few ingredients you already have in your garden or pantry.  When I was growing up, my mom made this at least once a week and …

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20 Creative Gardening Gifts For Women That Will Make An Impression

The first anniversary gift my husband ever gave me was a white peony in a black plastic pot. It sure didn’t look like much at the time, just a few green leaves, some skinny stems, and dirt. He dug a hole and I added some compost before plopping the plant into the ground. That peony …

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Beautiful Dried Edible Flowers – Inspiration For Gardeners & Cooks

I love dreaming about turning my place into a beautiful park-like place. Little by little, we’re adding some of the flowers I dream about. Today I’m sharing an interview with a couple of people who followed (and are still working on) their dream. Meet Jane Penders and Jay Dryden, whose dried edible flowers and lavender …

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The Best Wood Burning Fire Pit For Backyard Entertaining

More and more homeowners are building backyard retreats where they can put up their feet and relax, or gather with a few friends around a real flame in a warming outdoor space. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits have become the most popular landscape design element in the United States. A …

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