Bees return to the Crocus Bank

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

About fifteen years ago I planted a bit more than 800 bulbs into the north-facing bank of our driveway. Um, no, not all in one day. Not all in the same year, actually. You can read more about it here. It's a madness I've never regretted, because the vision in my head that spurred me [...]

Colony Collapse Disorder: Bee Virus Strongly Correlated

– Posted in: Pests, Plagues, and Varmints

Update: Bee Virus Story Breaks Earlier this week I brought two informative articles about Colony Collapse Disorder to your attention. Both alluded to a study that scientist Ian Lifkin was involved with, which he was confident would be considered a breakthrough when released. The study that Lifkin referred to hit the news stands today. Here [...]