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Cross-combing in top bar hives

My wife and I are first-time beekeepers, though we both have a familial history of tending hives and harvesting honey. Her dad and my late-date both kept bees while we were children. Neither of us was very involved in the hobby back then, but today we both feel a need to get back to basics and start […]

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Lifetime Raised Garden Box

Are Raised Bed Gardens Suitable for Berries?

The most difficult part of gardening, according to some experts, has to do with your soil. “Natural” soil, the kind found around your house, isn’t very natural at all. Before homes are built, contractors usually come in and scrape off all the tops soil — it’s just going to get wrecked when all the heavy machinery comes […]

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Raised Bed Gardening: Fall Tips

Now that the heat of summer is drawing to a close, cooler weather is on its way. Your summer plants have hopefully given you quite a bit of food, and your beds are starting to die back. Before you clean up your beds and throw your garden waste into your composter, you’ll want to harvest […]

Emergency and Disaster Relief Tactics

Kris Ackerman, Emergency and Disaster Relief Supervisor for HAFB, will be teaching a class in which he will cover tactics to assist our families and neighbors during times of disaster or wide-spread emergency. Please bring a snack. When: Saturday, August 11th, 2012 Noon Where: Syracuse, Utah RSVP for address and directions RSVP: Please RSVP to […]

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How to Use Compost Tea

What is “compost tea”? There are a few different definitions of compost “tea”. Essentially, “compost tea” is liquid compost. Some people make compost tea by filling a bag (burlap, etc.) with compost, and soaking it it water (just like you’d steep a tea bag in hot water). “Tea” made in this fashion usually isn’t diluted. […]

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Why do we prep?

“… nuclear warfare is not necessary to cause a breakdown of our society. You take a large city like Los Angels, New York, Chicago — their water supply comes from hundreds of miles away and any interruption of that, or food, or power for any period of time you’re going to have riots in the […]

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