Seattle gardeners Dan Corum and Kate Reedy have years of combined growing experience but are new to raising bees in their backyard—an adventure they have found both enlivening and humbling.
From their story Gardening with Backyard Bees:
[pullquote]“What is going to save honeybees is changing from one guy with 6000 hives to 6000 backyard beekeepers with one hive.” — Vanishing of the Bees[/pullquote]
Broccoli, Kale and other brassica family crops are left to flower after providing an edible crop. “We’ve learned to see the beauty in a plant’s entire life cycle instead of just its productivity for our use.”
“The idea that we could make a difference helped us to override our fears and take the plunge.”