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Learn how to garden this winter with FCG!

FallCreekGardensContent-1 Fall Creek Gardens and the Indiana Organic Gardeners Association (IOGA) are excited to present our 4th annual winter class series:   Organic Gardening for Beginners Our four-part class series features one class each month from January through April–preparing you to grow your very own organic garden this spring!  Register for all four classes before February […]

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About Bees – Introducing Queens

QueenMarking 2 by Max Westby Next to Queen Rearing, I have given more time and study to the Subject of Queen Introduction than to any other branch of beekeeping. From the letters I received, I found that so many queens were lost in introduction, it was a wonder that any one had courage to buy queens only to lose so […]

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About Bees – Spreading Brood

Bee Brood picture by Alan My advice concerning spreading brood is—“Don’t!” Many beekeepers in the past have attempted to make the queen lay more eggs by inserting empty combs, in the middle of the brood nest. I  have done considerable experimenting along this line and in every case the result has been a decrease in brood rearing instead of an […]

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Spring Hive Management

Bees by Alan Taylor Let us first consider “Spring Hive Management,” most of which should be done in the “Fall”. Especially is this true of feeding. Many beekeepers, when they find their bees a little light in stores in the Fall, make a great mistake by thinking the bees have enough to last thro the winter and can be […]

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About Bees

About Bees Our next batch of articles will highlight the work of the great beekeeper Jay Smith. Jay was a master beekeeper in Vincennes Indiana who wrote About Bees. Last year I acquired an original copy of Jay’s 1926 booklet, About Bees. I also acquired a personal letter from Jay to one of his many loyal customers. Throughout the […]

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Please Bug Me

Bugs-Life-01 by Rosie Bishop – Insects and their shy cousins don’t advertise. If they did, we would likely think of “beneficial” and “wasps” as words we cherish together. We would love to see critters scurrying or wiggling in a scoop of soil. We would thank tiny flea-sized creatures for reliable assistance. We would use mulch to […]

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