| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:33 AM
UPDATE: This bill passed a House subcommittee
Bills in the General Assembly would provide a $200 tax credit for beekeepers for each hive they maintain.
While it may sound kooky, Virginia’s bees are in trouble. The number of hives in the state have...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:50 PM
I live in a condo. On the fourth floor. We don't get many wild critters roaming around our rooftop deck except for a squirrel, chimney swifts, crows, hornets, bumblebees, maybe a butterfly, or two. However, if I lived in the wilds of, say, Simsbury, I...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The last few weeks I have seen Echinacea in trials that were pretty amazing. There was the fiery orange red variety called Hot Papaya that also had a most unique shape. Then I saw a yellow orange selection called Flame Thrower. It was PowWow Wild Berry...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:18 AM
My apples looked good until recently. Now they have tiny black spots and gray blotches that look like mildew but are dry. Are they ruined?
Rains last month created conditions for two fungi: flyspeck and sooty blotch. Both of these fungi can be washed...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 3:58 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Rob McFarland was in his florally vivacious backyard, tending his vegetable plot, when he noticed some honeybees buzzing around a tree. A few minutes later some bees had become tens of thousands.
"The sky was sort of darkened out," he...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:06 AM
PIERRE - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has participated since 2011 in a national honey bee survey of pests and diseases.
The objective of the survey is to attempt to identify or document any potentially invasive bee diseases,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:57 PM
My friend and I both saw a bright red fuzzy insect on the ground. Never saw anything like it before! She thinks it's an ant, but I think it's a wasp. What say you?
Red velvet ants are wasps, but the females are wingless and that's why they look like ants...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 7:02 AM
I see that this is the time to start a lot of fall vegetables, but they like it cool and my yard is like an oven in the summer. How can I do this?
One way is to start them indoors, even leaf crops like endive. A cool basement works well. When they're a...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Julie Bowen was on the set of the television show "Boston Legal" four years ago when she got the call from her husband, who was on his way to the hospital with their then-infant son Oliver.
While hanging out in the backyard of their California home,...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Every year, new restaurants, stores and other attractions pop up on the Delaware shore. This year is no exception. The list below is a sampling of some of the more interesting places that have recently opened their doors, as wel as some beach standbys....
| May 30, 2012
| 2:05 PM
It was while she was serving dinner to her kids in 2008 and their dad was out campaigning for president, that Michelle Obama hatched a modest daydream: a vegetable garden on the White House grounds.
She'd recently had a conversation with her children's...