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Spring Round Up!

Spring Round Up!

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Not all sale items available online. We’re always working hard to add more great Grange Co-op products.

March 5, 2015View Post
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Family Gardening

Lawn and Garden

Family gardening reaps a host of benefits, but the bottom line is that it’s a lot of fun. You’re getting outside, spending family time together and creating memories, working towards common goals, and learning communication, responsibility, patience, and the cycle of life firsthand. Family gardening not only teaches your kids, but it also teaches you […]

March 4, 2015View Post

Backyard Beekeeping

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

February 19, 2015View Post

The Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping

Home and Living

The process by which bees make honey is a fascinating natural wonder. Worker bees gather nectar and bring it to the hive. Hive bees continue breaking down the sugars before depositing it into a honeycomb cell. Hive bees use their wings to fan the transforming nectar to evaporate remaining water, thickening the nectar into honey. […]

February 4, 2015View Post

The Many Benefits of Beekeeping!

Grange News

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

Home and Living

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

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

April Lawn & Garden Tips

Lawn and Garden

Flower Beds: Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to brown and die down before removing. Plant gladioli, hardy transplants of alyssum, phlox, and marigolds. Control rose diseases such as black spot and powdery mildew. Remove infected leaves. Spray as necessary with registered fungicide. Prune ornamentals for air circulation and to help prevent fungus diseases. Gardens: Start […]

January 22, 2015View Post

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