Simply Resourceful

Simple ways to be more conscious about how we use our resources.

Growing Buckwheat for Honeybees

During a visit to Portland, Oregon early this summer, I stopped at Ruhl's Bee Supply. This was my beekeeping supply store when I lived in Portland and I couldn't resist stopping by to look around, taste some honey, and take deep breaths of the beeswax smell!  Before leaving, I purchased a Swienty Feeder for use inside my vivaldi board and one pound of buckwheat seeds.  The seeds were planted in mid-July and flowered in late August. Buckwheat was sown after the carrots were pulled.  Buckwheat is a great green manure/cover crop, weed suppressor, and an excellent nectar source for honeybees producing a very dark and rich honey.  This very low maintenance crop will be grown again!


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A weekly update on our adventures of trying to be more self-sufficient by using resources wisely. We explore a variety of topics that most broadly fit in the "Homesteading" category, i.e. beekeeping, organic gardening, edible landscaping/fruit forest, food preservation/canning, woodworking, soap-making, and environmental stewardship.

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