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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: You can help with the Great Backyard Bird Count
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Farmland rental rates holding steady but with exceptions
The world has loads of sustainable palm oil - but no one wants it
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Commentary: Trump is dealmaker who can't seem to make deal
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A very important question: Where's the bathroom?
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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must support Indigenous youth as they work to protect the environment
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January 9, 2019
Beekeepers meeting set for Jan. 12
BEMIDJI -- Local beekeepers will meet at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE. For anyone interested in raising...
January 9, 2019 - 6:27am
January 3, 2019
Growing Together: 2019 gardening predictions hold plenty of surprises
I’ve got to see it to believe it: A robot is being developed that will weed our gardens. Like a Roomba for the outdoors, the Tertill is a solar-powered...
January 3, 2019 - 11:38am
December 6, 2018
World's first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinators
A growing number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition and climate change, with potentially disastrous...
December 6, 2018 - 9:46am
September 17, 2018
Pollinating as important as honey for beekeeping income
MEDINA, N.D. — All was quiet in the pasture until Chad Price and Brandon Weatherly started moving bee boxes. Then the persistent buzz in...
September 17, 2018 - 6:00am
September 1, 2018
Commentary: Photos show improvement after maple treated for iron deficiency
Q: Our Autumn Blaze maples had iron chlorosis last year. An article you wrote prompted us to take action. We bought Medicap iron capsules made...
September 1, 2018 - 8:49am
July 22, 2018
Busy as a beekeeper: Les Hiltz, the ‘bee guy,’ to hold presentation at county fair
If you go... What: Lee Hiltz, the bee guy, to discuss beekeeping at the Beltrami County Fair When: Saturday, Aug. 11 Where: Beltrami County Fairgrounds...
July 22, 2018 - 7:25am
July 16, 2018
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Mason bees are the busy builders
A few weeks ago, I put out a bee house. I erected the small, wood structure on the south side of my home on a support column underneath the roof overhang. I'll admit that I had my doubts about whether or not bees would actually find it, much less use it, but lo and behold the "Bee...
July 16, 2018 - 6:40am
May 13, 2018
Local Audubon Society lands grant for native plant project
BEMIDJI—The Mississippi Headwaters Audubon Society was recently awarded a National Audubon Society grant to promote the planting of native...
May 13, 2018 - 3:05pm
October 9, 2017
'Insane' discovery: 30,000 bees - and 40 pounds of honey - inside the walls of a house
The honey bees had taken up residence inside the walls of the house. A homeowner in Hillside, New Jersey, near Newark, told CBS New York it was...
October 9, 2017 - 1:14pm
May 15, 2017
North Dakota offers money for honey bee research
BISMARCK, N.D. — If you ask beekeepers what kind of research they would like to see, the answer is simple. "The main thing is bee health,"...
May 15, 2017 - 7:34am
May 14, 2017
Sunnyside to bee-keeping: Solar gardens providing habitat for honey makers
ST. PAUL — Have you hugged a honeybee today? Travis and Chiara Bolton have — at least, that's how the bees might see it. The St....
May 14, 2017 - 11:34am
January 10, 2017
Bumble bee declared endangered
The rusty patched bumble bee, a native of Minnesota and Wisconsin that was once common across the Midwest but which has declined rapidly in recent...
January 10, 2017 - 11:47am
June 19, 2016
Down on Honey Bee Road: Les Hiltz is buzzing right along in the bee business
BEMIDJI—Grass pokes up around the old tractor, which succumbs a little more each day to orange rust. In this place where practically all...
June 19, 2016 - 4:41pm
July 31, 2015
Bringing the buzz: Educational exhibit at county fair teaches importance of bees and pollination
BEMIDJI -- Les Hiltz has been working with bees and honey for 25 years, and for the first time he's brought his knowledge to the Beltrami County...
July 31, 2015 - 8:06pm
June 9, 2015
Programs give farmers incentive to create bee habitat
On the edge of a narrow gravel road near Mahnomen, Fred Specht jumped from his truck and pointed out the site where he planted a patch of prairie...
June 9, 2015 - 7:21pm