I think the snow and ice are presents from Charles Dickens!
I thought rooftop beekeeping was something new. Not so! Here’s an article about a rooftop apiary circa 1912. Fascinating!!
Check out more historical honeybee articles at https://www.facebook.com/Historical.Honeybee.Articles
This 24″ by 36″ bee poster will be available for mailing starting on November 25th. It will cost $20 plus $5 shipping worldwide. You may start placing your orders here, https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=C39UTE5VL3U82.
Good advice! And this is just one card out of a deck of Permaculture Playing Cards.
How do you tell people what permaculture is? If you give them a book, they might look at a few pictures. If you send them a link to something they tend to save it for later. The idea of the deck of cards is that they might browse it like a book – but this is all pictures and just a few words. Much easier to browse. And hopefully convey a bigger picture in a smaller package.
If you want to explore this subject further and/or purchase a deck of Permaculture Playing Cards, go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/permaculture-playing-cards
- Permaculture Events and Workshops (p3permaculture.wordpress.com)
- 2014 Permaculture Calendar is Out! Would you like one? (milkwood.net)
- Permaculture Project in Bridgewater (permaculturethinktank.wordpress.com)
- Why Permaculture and Transition are good for Food Security? (foodactioncoalitionswr.wordpress.com)
- Permaculture Principles (nurturegreen.wordpress.com)
- Free Intro to Permaculture and Part-Time full PDC (foodactioncoalitionswr.wordpress.com)
- UMass Permaculture Fall 2013 Opportunities (umasspermaculture.wordpress.com)
And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high
Oh, Your daddy’s rich
And your mamma’s good lookin’
So hush little baby
Don’t you cry
One of these mornings
You’re going to rise up singing
Then you’ll spread your wings
And you’ll take to the sky
But until that morning
There’s a’nothing can harm you
With your daddy and mammy standing by
- Summertime (bsnbrazil.wordpress.com)
- For Those That Remember & Those That Don’t ~ Chill Out to Janice & Summertime (ravens-tree.com)
- Summertime – the August poetry challenge (charioteers.org)
- summertime sadness (emmabjarkvik.wordpress.com)
- Kiss Me Hard Before You Go. (richasheth2112.wordpress.com)
- “Summertime” (kcchristinacole.wordpress.com)
- Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness (trendsmusic.wordpress.com)
On July 11-13 I had the great pleasure of attending the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association’s Summer Meeting in Pinehurst, NC!
Pinehurst is absolutely beautiful! Gracious Southern hospitality at its best…
I conducted two honey cooking workshops/cooking demonstrations in the Demo Kitchen of the Sandhills Community College. I felt like a food network star! So much fun!!
I made one of my favorites, Honey Tiramisu!
I made enough for all of the 150 attendees to have a serving. I can now make Tiramisu in my sleep!
The NCSBA is one of the largest and most active beekeeping associations in the US. It’s also one of the most hospitable!
I picked up lots of helpful information about beekeeping and enjoyed the company of other enthusiastic beekeepers. I’ll definitely be a return visitor!!
One of the many great things about Farmers’ Markets is that you can find unprocessed honey, also known as raw honey, for sale. Most of the honey sold in grocery stores has been pasteurized and sometimes even blended with cane sugar or corn syrup. However, raw honey is naturally antiseptic and does not need pasteurization.
People have been using raw honey for its health benefits for millennia. Raw honey contains pollen, enzymes, antioxidants and many other beneficial compounds that researchers are just beginning to discover. These compounds largely disappear during processing. The general rule is the darker the raw honey, the more nutritious it is.
Recent research supports the theory that local honey– obtained as close as possible to where you live–may help build an immunity to seasonal allergies. Honey made by bees in the vicinity of an allergenic plant will contain tiny amounts of pollen from that plant. This honey will act as a sort of vaccine if taken in small amounts–a few teaspoons per day–for several months, and can provide relief from seasonal pollen-related allergies.
Raw honey contains powerful cancer-fighting antioxidants, while pasteurized honey does not.
Raw honey contains many enzymes that can help some people digest food more easily so it may also help treat ulcers and diarrhea.
Vitamins and Minerals
The nutrient content of raw honey varies (darker honey is more nutritious), but a 1-ounce serving contains very small amounts of folate as well as vitamins B2, C, B6, B5 and B3. Minerals including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc are also found in raw honey.
Wound and Skin Care
Honey has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. It is used by the medical profession to treat wounds, burns, and various other skin conditions including acne.
Honey is also useful in treating upper respiratory infections. Studies have shown that a small dose of raw honey was more effective than an over-the-counter cough treatment. Be sure not to give any honey, either raw or treated, to a child under the age of 12 months.
Blood sugar regulation:
Even though honey contains simple sugars, some researchers believe it does not affect the body in the same way as white sugar or artificial sweeteners. Honey’s exact combination of fructose and glucose may actually help the body regulate blood sugar levels.
In addition to its health benefits, it is a scientific fact that cooking with honey makes food taste better. Honey contains gluconic acid, a completely safe and natural flavor enhancer. According to the National Honey Board, honey “balances and enhances the flavor profiles of other ingredients used in a recipe.”
A little honey makes everything better!
My two new hives of Buckfast bees had a rocky start.
They hated the plastic foundation I was using and built comb almost everywhere else. From the ceiling of the Hive cover mostly…
I replaced the plastic foundation with wax and they were a bit happier. Not a pretty sight from the inside however.
Now Hive Number Two seems to have slipped a bit from its moorings. This will be fixed ASAP.
The good news is that both hives are happy and healthy and prospering! I couldn’t ask for anything more!!
- A Tale of Two Queens (lencionidesign.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful Beekeeping – I Was Framed! (romancingthebee.com)
- Beautiful Beekeeping – If It Isn’t Broken… (romancingthebee.com)
- Four Things My Hobby Taught Me About Finding Work (forbes.com)
- New Hive(s) – Installation Update (beesomebody.wordpress.com)
- Bee Update – June 22 2013 (comptonverneylandscapegarden.wordpress.com)