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Backyard Beekeeping

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  The Many Benefits of Beekeeping   The Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping   Collecting Bees & Honey   Beekeeping: Getting Started (Video)   Shop Beekeeping Supplies

February 19, 2015View Post
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The Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping

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The process by which bees make honey is fascinating and truly a natural wonder. Worker bees gather nectar through their straw-like proboscis and hold it in a special stomach that begins breaking down the complex sugars into simple sugars. After they bring the nectar back to the hive, hive bees continue the process of breaking […]

February 4, 2015View Post
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The Many Benefits of Beekeeping!

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Enjoy the many benefits of beekeeping! We’ve all seen those unmistakable white stacked boxes in a field or yard while driving through the country. Full of honeybees, those boxes and the specialized work involved may have seemed interesting, but part of a job that you felt was too complicated, time-consuming, or dangerous. But actually, beekeeping […]

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Collecting Honey Bees & Honey

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Getting honey bees You can fill your hive with honey bees either found in nature or by buying them. In the wild, clusters of bees are called swarms, which you can collect and introduce to your hive. As a first-time precaution, take an experienced bee keeper. Wear the appropriate protective gear if you move a […]

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Early Spring Planting

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Here in the northwest, spring planting for certain plants and trees starts as early as late January! Look to Grange Co-op for the plants, tools, and soil amendments you need to successfully get these first-of-the-season beauties in the ground and growing. NOTE: All availability times provided are estimates. Please call your local Grange Co-op for […]

February 2, 2015View Post
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Beekeeping: Getting Started (Video)

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Grange Co-op’s own Hazel Thomas guests on KTVL’s The Great Outdoors segment with Aaron Nilsson. Beginning as a complete novice, Hazel has now been keeping bees for almost 5 years. She discusses the many benefits of beekeeping, from pollination to wax and the healthy and delicious honey. Also covered: the basic equipment for getting started […]

January 23, 2015View Post
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Controlling Diseases & Insects in Fruit Trees

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Dormant Sprays These sprays are designed to be used while the trees are in their dormant stage. These products are used mainly to control diseases on plants. Four applications are optimal; the most essential of these sprays are the first and last. 1ST – In the fall after leaf drop has begun. 2ND – Approximately […]

January 20, 2015View Post
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Help Clean Your Inside Air With Air-Scrubbing Houseplants

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Houseplants are an easy and inexpensive way to beautify any room of your home, give it color and character, and allow you to show off your green thumb. But more importantly to your health – and your family’s health – are plants’ incredible “air scrubbing” ability to help improve the quality of your indoor air. […]

October 28, 2014View Post
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How to care for citrus plants in fall and winter

Lawn and Garden

If you have citrus trees or plants, you’ve likely been enjoying your own oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and kumquats fresh off the branches as they’ve been growing and thriving in the warm summer temperatures. With fruits packing lots of Vitamin C and adding a tropical look to your garden, citrus can be a great addition […]

September 17, 2014View Post

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