See how we harvest and process native prairie seeds. From start to finish.
Native Prairie Restoration – Year 4
We restored 12 acres to native prairie in the spring of 2017. It's been a bumpy ride, but we've made it to Year 4! Look back at our first 3 years here - Native Prairie Restoration: Years 1-3. Winter and early spring prairie Summer prairie progression Year 4 - 2020: Growth was slow coming into … Continue reading Native Prairie Restoration – Year 4
Best books for prairie plant flower identification, seed harvesting, planting and growing
How do you harvest, clean, store and plant native prairie seeds? These are the best books to educate yourself for all native prairie plants.
Preparing & Wrapping bees for a cold Minnesota winter
How to prepare bees to withstand a cold Minnesota winter. Do you wrap them? What about quilt boxes, candy boards, food and sugar, mouse guards? All of this and more are discussed.
Ultimate (and FREE) Solution to feeding honey bees without causing drowning or death using mushrooms and pine needles
We started out using frame feeders to feed our honey bees. Our logic was this: in-frame feeding reduces robbing and the they came with our initial colony, so why not. Well....hundreds and thousands of dead bees later, we needed another option. We tried all sorts of bee preservers and floats but whether it was cork … Continue reading Ultimate (and FREE) Solution to feeding honey bees without causing drowning or death using mushrooms and pine needles