Monthly Archives: September 2014

Backyard beekeeping — municipal codes can be a buzz kill 6-12-14

Heather Hacking Several weeks ago I was at a potluck/musical jam at the home of a friend. While all the strummers and singers were happily absorbed, I became mesmerized by the homeward journey of tens of thousands of pollinators. The … Continue reading

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Weed trees and other gifts to warm a house 6/26/14

By Heather Hacking Nope, I haven’t bought a house, but I’ve decided to make a not-so-giant move to the little rental house next door. The house isn’t any bigger, but it’s in a little better condition, and has a tiny … Continue reading

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Backyard bees, late is better than never, 6/19/2014

Last week I was lamenting about the lack of bees in my yard. A backyard beehive would be fun, and perhaps fruitful. But those hopes were dashed after a conversation with the city’s code enforcement officer. Wouldn’t you know it: … Continue reading

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