Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree: a successful colony is a thing of beauty.
Thousands of beekeepers have started beekeeping thanks to Kim Flottum's first book, The Backyard Beekeeper, and they have added to their repertoire of skills with The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. Now, Better Beekeeping answers the question, "What do I do now that I'm a beekeeper?" This book takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages and learning curves and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper willing to take on the challenge of having the right number of bees, of the right age, in the right place, in the right condition, at the right time.
About the Author
After receiving a degree in production horticulture from the University of Wisconsin, Kim Flottum began a career in honey bee pollination research with the USDA and a life-long interest in the multifaceted hobby and business of beekeeping. He next used his acquired skills to raise apples and vegetables in Connecticut, before moving to Medina, Ohio, in 1986 to become editor of the 132-year-old magazine, Bee Culture.
Turmeric is best known for the flavor it brings out in the kitchen, especially in curry. But it has also has health benefits that aren’t as well known. These Biomeric Capsules are absorbed through your blood stream, to help as an overall body anti-inflammatory. They can also help relieve colds and headaches, and they provide a boost to the immune system.
Curcumin is a component of the spice turmeric, and it’s as plentiful in health benefits as it is useful in the kitchen. These Biomeric Chewables contain curcumin as the main ingredient, because it can help with upper respiratory problems, sinus, colds, sore throat, and anti-inflammatory conditions.
This 32-ounce Sound Shield blender with a blend-in jar is perfect for quietly grinding fresh fruits and vegetables into smoothies, soups, salads, and more! The 20-ounce jar is great for taking smoothies on the go.
The powerful 1.6-peak-horsepower motor propels blades to over 150 mph, and the infinite speed dial with pulse function provides you with precise blending control.
Forest blend is an extra-strength concentration of the pure essential oils of citronella, geranium, lemon-eucalyptus, rosemary, and neem oil in a witch hazel base. This blend was designed for maximum personal protection when facing the Bug-Ugliespests on their own turf (when participating in such activities as camping, hiking, or fishing, etc…) or for those who are extra especially tasty to bugs. (you know who you are!)
Bug-Bouncer’s Park blend contains the pure essential oils of geranium, lavender, lemon-eucalyptus, rosemary, and neem oil in a witch hazel base. Designed for urban use and public places, it gives you personal-protection from Bug-Uglies insects without overwhelming those people around you. The blend has a light, floral scent that women seem to love.
Bug-Bouncer’s Garden blend contains the pure essential oils of citronella, lavender, lemon-eucalyptus, rosemary, and neem oil in a witch hazel base. Our original formula was created for personal protection during everyday outdoor activities. With a fresh, citrus scent, the blend is reminiscent of summer garden parties and backyard barbecues.
Beekeeping equipment is expensive, but it's easy to make your own! Tony Pisano's step-by-step illustrated instructions show you how to build everything you need, including hive bodies, supers, covers, hive stands, frames, swarm catchers, feeders, and more. You can choose among different hive styles, and many of the 35 projects can be made using hand tools.
Safer® Brand is the leader in finding natural and organic solutions for lawn and garden products. Safer® products are certified compliant by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) so you can feel confident you are using a safe alternative solution to keep your plants pest-free.
Safer® Brand Caterpillar Killer with B.T. 8 oz. Concentrate solution naturally kills caterpillars and leaf-eating worms. It will not harm beneficial insects or children or pets. The caterpillar or worm ingests the Dipel® and immediately stops feeding. They then die within a few days. Your lawn or garden will be caterpillar-free all year long!
The 8 oz. concentrate bottle makes up to 8 gallons of solution!
Read all directions on bottle label.
Apply this product in late afternoon or on cloudy days as B.T. breaks down in direct sunlight.
We recommend you test each plant for sensitivity. Spray a small section of plan and wait 24 hours before applying fully.
Apply product when caterpillars or worms are first noticed and repeat as necessary every 7 to 10 days.
Continue to monitor treated areas as eggs can hatch over an extended period of time.
Apply 2 to 3 ounces per 50 feet of rows planted.
For full instructions on use, please click on the PDF link.
Active Ingredients: Dipel® (bacillus thuringiensis va Kurstaki) -- 1.76%
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New to making cheese? Or just don't have the tools you need? This kit contains tools for making cheese of any kind. And by purchasing this kit you are saving money over buying the tools individually.
These stainless steel tools are strong, last long, and won't tarnish or drop off other metals or coatings (as other metals do). These are the tools used at Homesteaders Supply to make all kinds of cheese, and they are the best for most situations. For example, the 5-quart colander is the perfect size. Cover it with cheesecloth, place it atop a large bowl, place your curds onto the cloth, and allow to drain. This works well for large or small curds, and for making soft or harder cheeses.