Monthly Archives: April 2014


Italian bees are a great species for the new beekeeper.

The Birth of A Bee

Our friends at HarvestLiberty.net found some brood on a honeycomb frame.  They saved the brood from the honey extractor, but not before taking a few stills of a hatching apis mellifera ligustica.  They created a quick one-minute (and, in their words,  “decidedly unprofessional slide show”).  Check it out, it’s as quick as the flight of a […]


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NC Irish Potato Planting Season!

Well, it’s official.  At Grateful Trees and Bees’ kitchen garden in Durham, NC the potatoes are tucked all snug in their beds while visions of epic growth dance in their heads.  The Farmer’s Almanac has a great online tool for determining the best spring planting dates for your neck of the woods.  This year, for […]