Sunday, October 16, 2016

BeeHive Adventures

This year I started keeping bees. Primarily because I cut sugar out of my diet and wanted clean, unadulterated honey for a sweetener.  So much honey is coming in contaminated from China nowadays and it is slipped through other countries' ports to sidestep U.S. regulations.

It's full of pesticides, antibiotics (some outlawed in the U.S.) and even corn syrup. It's also been heated, removing all the beneficial properties.

If you use honey, always, always, always buy it at a farmer's market or from a local source. Meantime, plant a flower and herb garden to attract bees.

Watch the YouTube video below on which plants are good ones to attract some pollinators.

My one hive produced 100... yes 100 !!! pounds of honey this season. All my friends and family got some and I am stocked for the whole season.  It's an amazing (and addictive) hobby that will also bring you a whole new community of other 'beeks' who are equally obsessed.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

2016 Gardening Trends

Hi friends, been away for a while. Busy, busy. In addition to being a producer, I regularly contribute to numerous magazines throughout the U.S. and Canada on a number of topics from entertainment to home and gardening.  Here's a recent article on Spring Gardening Trends for 2016.