Beekeeping: How Sweet It Is

February 27, 2015

 

Threatened honeybees important to economy, agriculture By Victoria Hampton

Small clouds of smoke fill the air as Clint Carl uses a smoker to calm a box of bees before his inspection. Once the buzzing of the disturbed bees becomes a relaxed hum, he lifts up the lid, exposing a world 50,000 bees strong.

Honeybees land on Clint’s exposed shoulders and hands. His fingers gently lift one frame after another, searching for the bee responsible for this catacombed colony.

“There she is,” Clint says as he spots the queen at the bottom of a frame, …

A Haven for Healing

February 27, 2015

Blue Mountain Wildlife rehab center welcomes injured birds of every featherBy Victoria HamptonThe wide-open spaces of Eastern Oregon seem like …

Spring Cleaning Without the Dust

February 27, 2015

March is spring cleaning time. That goes for fishing gear, too. Not only is it a good time to muck …

How You Can Help Native and Domestic Bees

February 27, 2015

Beekeepers and researchers nationwide have seen staggering honeybee die offs since 2006. While it is easy to determine a statistical mortality …

Homestyle Corned Beef with Dilled Cabbage

  2½ to 3½ pounds boneless corned beef brisket ¼ cup honey 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 1 medium head cabbage (about 2 pounds), cut into 8 wedges 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 1½ teaspoons fresh dill, chopped Heat the oven to 350 F. …

Red Potato Colcannon

1 pound small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half 1 tablespoon butter ½ cup onion, thinly sliced 6 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced 1 cup low-fat milk 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon white pepper Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a …

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