• STOREY'S GUIDE TO KEEPING HONEY BEES

    Here is all the information you need to successfully keep your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep bees healthy, prevent new diseases, harvest honey crops and more. You’ll also find useful information on colony life, colony-collapse disorder, honey bee anatomy and behavior, and apiary equipment and tools. This comprehensive reference will serve both experienced beekeepers with specific problems and beginners who are just getting started.

    Item: 4659

    Author: M. SANFORD, R. BONNEY

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  • SUMMER FUN PACKAGE

    The warm weather of summertime can welcome great times but also new germs, and long days! This Summer Fun herbal package contains all the necessary tools to combat the negative sides of the summer season.

    Allergency Herbal Honey Booster Add this honey booster to your local raw honey and keep away all the pain and suffering of summer allergies.

    Cool Down Tea Make as a sun tea and have this chilled and ready to go those days you are working outside. It’s designed to cool the body and prevent overheating.

    Clover Balm Building trellises and digging in the dirt can dry hands and leave you with painful cracking, clover balm is just the thing to provide deep moisture and get you back to work!

    Fennel Herbal Digestive BittersBackyard barbecues and potlucks can be hard to digest… get a little help with this mild bitters formula just before you eat.

    Ache Ease Herbal Drink Syrup Working hard in the garden is rewarding, but sore muscles can spoil the next day. Ache Ease Herbal Drink Syrup added to seltzer water and ice makes a delicious and refreshing soda that will ease the pain and inflammation and have you ready for tomorrow!

    Item: 8770

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • SWALLOWED EMOTION LOOSE LEAF TEA

    Have you ever struggled with things you would like to say but can’t, in a job or family situation, perhaps? These pent-up feelings or swallowed emotions can cause a particular kind of stress on the nervous system. It can be difficult to relieve the strain without a little help, which is just what this tea is designed to do. Swallowed Emotion loose-leaf tea includes oat tops, catnip, and rose petals to help prevent the need to blow up or choke on your own frustration+. Enjoy this tea blend for a bit of peace; it isn’t good to keep it all in!

    How to Use:
    Each container of Mockingbird Meadows’ loose-leaf tea comes with a reusable muslin tea bag, so you don’t need to worry about finding or buying a strainer. To make one cup of tea, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin strainer, and submerge the tea bag in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, covered. Remove the tea bag, and enjoy. To make 1 quart of tea, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin bag and submerge in 1 quart of hot water. Steep, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Make your herbs last even longer by re-steeping each bag a few times before composting the spent material and then rinsing your muslin bag.

    Item: 8670

    Author: MOCKINGBIRD MEADOWS

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  • SWARM ESSENTIALS

    Swarming is a powerful instinct, one that most successful beekeepers have encountered by their second year. Swarm Essentials outlines the ramifications of swarming behavior (highlighting the often overlooked benefits), proven management techniques, and how to recover and even prosper from a successful swarm attempt. Author Stephen J. Repasky's inaugural publication marks the latest addition to the Essentials series from Wicwas Press and is an excellent read for any beekeeper who hopes to make it past their first year.

    Item: 8052

    Author: S. Repasky, L. Connor

    Format: Paperback

  • SWEET MARY'S WOOD BUTTER MOLD - CHERRY

    Mold and press out a one-pound block of your own butter, or smaller blocks depending upon how far back you pull the press, with this hand-made butter mold! These molds are designed and manufactured by Homesteader's Supply here in the USA. Included is a free culture that turns your butter into a flavorful and healthy product full of beneficial lacto-bateria, so you get the same health benefits as yogurt. Also provided are instructions for using the butter press, and a receipe for making butter with the culture. Each butter press (made of hard Maple or hard Cherry wood) is finished by craftsmen, and then oiled with 100% Non-GMO organic Coconut Oil. Simply reapply oil when needed. The word "butter" is carved into the side of each mold. Made with precision, each follower fits into the mold extremely well so that little butter is left behind after pressing out your one-pound block of butter. Press room temperature butter over and over with the same mold without having to soak the mold or freeze the butter. From Homesteader's Supply: So, how did we get the design and name for our wonderful butter mold? Back in the early 1900s, my great Aunt Mary lived on a farm with her husband Henry and their many critters. Her favorite cow was her Jersey named Sweet Marabelle that produced the most cream of any of their 4 other dairy girls. Mary churned all that cream into the best butter around that area. But, with so much butter to trade and give away to family and friends, she had Henry make her a mold that would press out block after block "swift as the wind" as Aunt Mary used to say. That's when Henry nicknamed her Sweet Mary! Although Sweet Mary and her butter mold are gone, the memories remain!

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8738

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • SWEET MARY'S WOOD BUTTER MOLD - MAPLE

    Mold and press out a one-pound block of your own butter, or smaller blocks depending upon how far back you pull the press, with this hand-made butter mold! These molds are designed and manufactured by Homesteader's Supply here in the USA. Included is a free culture that turns your butter into a flavorful and healthy product full of beneficial lacto-bateria, so you get the same health benefits as yogurt. Also provided are instructions for using the butter press, and a receipe for making butter with the culture. Each butter press (made of hard Maple or hard Cherry wood) is finished by craftsmen, and then oiled with 100% Non-GMO organic Coconut Oil. Simply reapply oil when needed. The word "butter" is carved into the side of each mold. Made with precision, each follower fits into the mold extremely well so that little butter is left behind after pressing out your one-pound block of butter. Press room temperature butter over and over with the same mold without having to soak the mold or freeze the butter. From Homesteader's Supply: So, how did we get the design and name for our wonderful butter mold? Back in the early 1900s, my great Aunt Mary lived on a farm with her husband Henry and their many critters. Her favorite cow was her Jersey named Sweet Marabelle that produced the most cream of any of their 4 other dairy girls. Mary churned all that cream into the best butter around that area. But, with so much butter to trade and give away to family and friends, she had Henry make her a mold that would press out block after block "swift as the wind" as Aunt Mary used to say. That's when Henry nicknamed her Sweet Mary! Although Sweet Mary and her butter mold are gone, the memories remain!

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8739

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • THE BEEKEEPER'S BIBLE

    Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products and nearly 100 honey-themed recipes are included. Fully illustrated with how-to photography and unique etchings, The Beekeeper's Bible will provide any backyard enthusiast or gardener with the confidence to dive into beekeeping (or simply daydream about harvesting their own honey while relaxing in the comfort of an armchair).

    Item: 6816

    Author: R. Jones, S. Sweeney-Lynch

    Format: Hardcover

  • THE BENEVOLENT BEE

    A honeybee hive produces much more than honey; it also produces pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. And humans have found uses for all these products. The Benevolent Bee will describe how and why the bees make these products, how they've been used by humans throughout the ages, and how beekeepers harvest the products. It will also present simple do-it yourself recipes for using the products in health and wellness, body care, nutrition, and craft. Beekeeper, herbalist, and artist Stephanie Bruneau explores six amazing products of the honeybee hive--honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. Learn how to make a salve for burns and a cough syrup from raw honey; how to make a tincture, an infused oil, and a mouthwash from propolis, the anti-bacterial "bee glue" that lines the inside of the hive; and much more.

    Item: 8566

    Author: STEPHANIE BRUNEAU

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • THE HONEY CONNOISSEUR

    From honey experts C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum comes this comprehensive introduction to the origin, flavor, and culinary uses of more than 30 varietals of honey, from ubiquitous clover to tangy star thistle to rich, smoky buckwheat.

    Like wine, cheese, coffee and chocolate, honey has emerged as an artisanal obsession. Its popularity at farmers markets and specialty food stores has soared as retailers capitalize on the trend. The Honey Connoisseur teaches consumers everything they need to know about how to taste, select and use a diverse selection of honey.

    After a brief explanation of how bees produce honey, the authors introduce the concept of terroir, the notion that soil, weather and other natural phenomena can affect the taste of honey. As with wines, knowing the terroir of a honey varietal helps to inform an understanding of its flavor.

    The book goes on to give a thorough course in the origins of more than 30 different honeys as well as step-by-step instructions on how to taste honey, describe its flavor and determine what other flavors will pair best with it. Also included are simple recipes such as dressings, marinades, beverages and quick-and-easy desserts.

    Beautifully illustrated and designed, The Honey Connoisseur is the perfect book for foodies and locavores alike.

    Item: 6731

    Author: K. Flottum, C. Marchese

    Format: Hardcover

  • THE ORIGINAL BUCKETSTOOL PAIR

    Ever sit on a bucket? This handy, sturdy stool turns your average 3.5-, 5-, or 6-gallon bucket into a comfortable place to sit, and you still have access to the bucket. So, if you are working in the garden, place picked produce or pulled weeds right into the bucket. Catch a fish and put it in the bucket. Wild pitch? Grab another ball ... all while seated.

    Keep hunting gear, detailing supplies, tools, or refreshments right in the bucket, which can double as a seat or side table. When you are done, flip the stool over and use it as a lid (so you have a free hand to carry gear). Whether you like to garden, hunt, fish, camp, tailgate, play sports, take on home projects, or just need a comfy place to sit, you'll love the Original Bucket Stool. It’s a place to sit, where your stuff can fit.

    Item: 8886

    Author: Bucketstool

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • THE ORIGINAL BUCKETSTOOL SIX PACK

    Ever sit on a bucket? This handy, sturdy stool turns your average 3.5-, 5-, or 6-gallon bucket into a comfortable place to sit, and you still have access to the bucket. So, if you are working in the garden, place picked produce or pulled weeds right into the bucket. Catch a fish and put it in the bucket. Wild pitch? Grab another ball ... all while seated.

    Keep hunting gear, detailing supplies, tools, or refreshments right in the bucket, which can double as a seat or side table. When you are done, flip the stool over and use it as a lid (so you have a free hand to carry gear). Whether you like to garden, hunt, fish, camp, tailgate, play sports, take on home projects, or just need a comfy place to sit, you'll love the Original Bucket Stool. It’s a place to sit, where your stuff can fit.

    Item: 8887

    Author: Bucketstool

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • THE THINKING BEEKEEPER

    What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for your family are some of the compelling reasons for taking up this exciting hobby. But conventional beekeeping requires a significant investment and has a steep learning curve. The alternative? Consider beekeeping outside the box.

    The Thinking Beekeeper is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them, the advantages of this approach include:

    • simplicity, sustainability and cost-effectiveness
    • increased safety, because of less heavy lifting and hive manipulation
    • chemical-free colonies and healthy hives

    Top bar hives can be located anywhere bees have access to forage, and they make ideal urban hives because of their small footprint. Emphasizing the intimate connection between our food systems, bees and the well-being of the planet, The Thinking Beekeeper will appeal to the new breed of beekeeper who is less focused on maximizing honey yield and more on ensuring the viability of the bee population now and in the coming years.

    Item: 6193

    Author: Christy Hemenway

    Format: Paperback

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