DIY PROJECTS/BEES

Pollinate with Mason Bees

Pollinate with Mason bees at Sensible Gardening

The Mason bee or “Blue Orchard Bee” are a solitary bee native to North America and are experts at cross pollination. They are about the size of a honey bee, but are black or metallic blue. Unlike honey bees, they do not produce honey but are more efficient when it comes to pollination. Another perk is that they are very…

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All About Bees

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I’ve gathered up several posts about bees and combined them together in one place for easy reading. Learn about bees and their care as well as learn how to make wonderful products using beeswax. Find out which plants and gardening practices are best for attracting bees into your garden and how to build a bee box. Enjoy up close shots…

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Winterizing Bee Hives

The basics of Winterizing Bee Hives with Sensible Gardening

It seems like every time you see an article on bees everything looks picture perfect. Clean white bee boxes, sitting in perfect rows amongst a field of wild flowers in bloom. The reality of a working bee yard however is quite different. I thought you might find it interesting to see what your average bee yard looks like. Chris looks after…

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The Buzz on Bees

The Buzz on Bees with Sensible Gardening and Living

MY PARTNERS IN GARDENING CRIME have joined me for a round up on marvelous, amazing bees. We call ourselves the GARDEN CHARMERS and I would like to introduce you to some of my fellow members and their blogs: Carol  – The Gardening Cook  Barb  – Our Fairfield Home and Garden Tanya  – Lovely Greens Carlene  – Organized Clutter Melissa –…

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Beauty and the Bee

Beauty and the Bee with Sensible Gardening. Using beeswax to make your own creams.

Bees are the most amazing little creatures. Not only do they pollinate crops to keep our food supply in place, they also supply honey ( nectar from the Gods), medicinal products and even beautification solutions. A by product of rearing bees is beeswax. The worker honeybees (females) secrete the wax from wax glands on the underside of their abdomens. The wax is…

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