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Flow Hive

Flow Hive

Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive
Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:25 PM

Check out this new and innovative honey bee frame design that allows for easy access and extraction of honey from the hive.  The Flow Hive design team have now launched their Indiegogo funding page that will give you more information and the opportunity to invest and acquire the first flow hive systems. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive

Also check out our Beekeeping Group page to learn and exchange ideas.

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(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees

and it’s worse than you thought
Friday, February 20, 2015, 9:10 PM

A new study and data set that points to the causes of the recent massive die off of honey bees and CCD. Take notice and take action to protect these most important pollinators.

http://qz.com/107970/scientists-discover-whats-killing-the-bees-and-its-worse-than-you-thought/

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Illustration by Lyn Wellsand

ID and Prevent 6 Common Tomato Diseases

Protect your plants from these common ailments
Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:00 PM

Learn to prevent these 6 common diseases from damaging your tomato plants this season and know how to ID the symptoms.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/common-tomato-diseases-zm0z15fmzsto.aspx » Read more

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7 Tips for Seed Starting Success

Learn the secrets to growing healthy plants from seed
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:17 PM

Great tips for ensuring successful seed starting and making the most out of your spring plantings and garden.

http://homereadyhome.com/7-tips-for-seed-starting-success/

Also check out the article on setting up your DIY Indoor Seed Starting Station.

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Help Monarch Butterflies Thrive

Planting Milkweed as a food source for Monarchs
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 2:19 PM

This spring, help establish a food source in your garden for Monarch Butterflies by planting Milkweed.  As discussed in the Crash Course and the Accelerated Crash Course, Monarch Butterfly populations have been devastated in recent years by pesticide use and a lack of native food.  Take a look at this informative article about how to create Monarch friendly habitat and do your part to support this valuable species.

http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/butterfly-massacre-nearly-billion-monarch-butterflies-have-vanished-past-25-years.html

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Getting Started with Cast Iron Cooking

A basic set of cookware to get you started
Monday, February 16, 2015, 9:50 PM

If you have always wanted to take the dive into cooking with cast iron, here is an opportunity to get a complete and functional set of pans and a dutch oven from Lodge at a great price.  Cast iron is a daily use cookware in my own kitchen and every home should have a set - it lasts forever!   (hat tip to SHTF DAD for the link)

Lodge 5-Piece Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Cookware Set

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Regrow a Garden from Food Waste

Turn Table Scraps Into A Vegetable Garden
Monday, February 16, 2015, 1:01 PM

A fun video to show you how to turn certain veggies scraps and waste parts into a vibrant garden that re-grows itself.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/food-that-magically-regrows-itself-turn-table-scraps-into-a-vegetable-garden-green-thumb-not-required/2/

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Stephanie Dayle

How to Clean A Wood Stove

A DIY Tutorial
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:35 PM

A wonderful tutorial on the steps and process of cleaning and maintaining a woodstore for safe operation.

http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2015/02/clean-wood-stove.html

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Baking a pie with the Vermont Bun Baker.

Cookstoves and the Prepared Lifestyle

Cooking with wood
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:42 PM

A fun article on the ins and outs of cooking your food with a wood cookstove. 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/01/27/cookstoves-prepared-lifestyle/

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3 Essentials for Building Your Own Dental Med Kit

Prepping for emergency dental care
Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:32 PM

An informative article on 3 items to consider for your emergency dental care kit and what to keep on hand when a dentist is not immediately available.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-3-essentials-building-your-own-dental-med-kit

Also consider the following book for your resource library: Where There Is No Dentist