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A brief 'How-To' on planting Phlox - The Where & When

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"Is it local"?  "What do they feed on"? "Do you have buckwheat"? "Do you have 'Manuka'"?  Just a small smattering of the questions I get every day while selling honey at farmer's markets.  All these questions are intertwined.  As some of you know, if the bee hives are surrounded by a particular pollen type (flower) the honey they output will tend to be made up of entirely that flower's pollen.  For people out there who are suffering from seasonal allergies, wildflower honey (from within the pollen bloom (not necessarily within a few miles)) will allow your body to acclimate to...

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Don't just jump into bee keeping.  Get a teacher.  Better yet, get a mentor.  Learn from someone who has ALREADY made the mistakes you will make without their guidance.  Learning from a mentor is a proactive approach for creating success!

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Every day at my local farmer's market, customers ask me what they can do to help the bee population.  They want to know where to buy bees from, where to position their hives, how to build their own hives, etc.  And yet, I always give the same answer.. "Slow down and start with planting flowers.  The more flowers, the better!" The truth is, it depends when you are planting and how much room you have to work with.  But here is a general guide for you to follow:In early Summer, we have had a ton of luck with a couple...

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