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5 Simple Ways to Create a Bee Friendly Garden

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5 Tips for Creating a Bee-Friendly Food Garden - LivingHomegrown.com

5 Tips for Creating a Bee-Friendly Food Garden - LivingHomegrown.com

You may have heard in the news lately that bees have been having a tough time – and their numbers are dropping.

There are many, many reasons for this and even arguments among the experts as to why bees have been on the decline.

What we know for sure is that bees are very sensitive to changes in the environment. Things like pesticide use and loss of habitat can be very detrimental to them.

That is why it is so important that we (as gardeners and homeowners) try to do our part to be part of the solution…not the problem.

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Day 3: Inspired by HoneyLove Bees

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This post is part of the 31 Days of Living Homegrown. Sign up for my newsletter (weekly or monthly) so you don’t miss any of the inspiration and resources I will be...

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Homegrown Finds & Shares

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As I interview and research for our TV show and my other writing projects, I am always stumbling upon some really great tidbits of information on homesteading and gardening...

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What To Do With A Feral Bee Swarm In Your Yard

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Apparently, bees can’t keep a secret. It seems the local bees have been telling all their little bee friends about my edible garden and organic flowers. Of course that...

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Growing Portable Forage for Urban Chickens – Giveaway!

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New to my blog? You might want to subscribe to my newsletter for weekly or monthly updates on city homesteading and sustainable gardening. Creating tiny, portable forage “pastures” for...

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Decoding the Terms: Cage Free, Free Range & Pasture Raised Eggs

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You’ve seen the egg cartons in the grocery store: “Cage Free!” and “Free Range!”.  And the newest one to hit the market “Vegetarian Raised!” Well, you might be surprised...

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DIY Sprouting Jar Tutorial for You and Your Chickens

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You have probably heard all the hype over sprouted grains lately. It is a simple process where you sprout things like wheat, lentils, beans, spelt, millet, alfalfa, etc. in...

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Double Yolker Eggs

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Lately, my hen Gertie, (an Easter Egger chicken) has been withholding her eggs an extra day. So instead of laying an egg every day, she is laying every other...

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Backyard Chickens – 8 Lessons Learned

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I have had backyard chickens for several years now in my tiny, urban backyard. My little cutie-pie girls free range everyday and live in their little green-roof coop at...

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