Tag Archives: pollinators

How Do Bees Make Honey?

So, how do bees make honey? I’m glad you asked. It’s really quite fascinating. Honey is made of the sweet nectar from flowers. Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid made by flowering plants, which is produced in glands called nectaries. Nectar … Continue reading

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Spring Beekeeping

Our honeybees have finished up their gig pollinating the blueberries at Community By Design Farm. Once the blueberry fruit set, the Mickelberry Gardens team got up before sunrise to seal the bees inside the hives before they were awake. Then … Continue reading

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Vibrant Regional Food Systems Support Pollinator Health

In the past century, farms in the United States have grown enormously in scale, tending towards mechanization, monoculture, and application of petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides, and chemical insecticides. One consequence of this spread of monoculture and pesticide use across our agricultural … Continue reading

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