Video: Urban Beekeeping: Ins and Outs – Dos and Don’ts – Webinar

I “atttended” this excellent webinar on urban beekeeping hosted by Shane of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm on Sunday and wanted to share it with all of you. It has some excellent advice for those who might want to start keeping bees in an urban environment, including how to deal with fearful neighbors, finding a good place for your hives and why it is important to raise bees in places both urban and rural.

Watch Urban Beekeeping Webinar – iPod Ready Video

A buzzing in the garden

Ash tree "flowering"Taking a few moments in the garden this morning, I heard a gentle and general buzzing throughout. It seems the large ash tree in the back garden is flowering and the bees are taking great advantage of this bright sunny day after all our rain. More rain is expect tomorrow, so it is good they are so industrious. They may be stuck in their hives for a few more days.

I have been following a lot of beekeeping info these days and seriously thinking of getting a hive of my own. I think it would be simpler than trying to keep chickens, the other big backyard farm animal, and fit better in my smallish garden.

What do you think? Are you interested in keeping bees? Let me know in the comments!

Video: Rain in Los Angeles

Rain this solid is rare enough to be interesting here in Los Angeles, so here is a quick environmental video showing the rain in my garden.

Watch “Rain” – iPod Ready Video

Vermiculture with Urban-Worms.com

We saw Urban Worms at this week’s Encino Farmers Market and I immediately knew that it would be some great information for A Gardener’s Notebook. Check them out at http://urban-worms.com for great info and supplies for vermiculture.

Top 10 Posts from A Gardener’s Notebook for 2009

Here is a list of the top 10 Gardener’s Notebook posts for 2009.

  1. Product Review: The Troy-Bilt TB154 Electric Cultivator
  2. Guest Post: Beneficial Wild Creatures In Your Garden by Keri Dearborn
  3. Casting concrete leaves from/for the garden
  4. Video: Repairing a damaged drip irrigation line
  5. Project: Trommel Compost Sifter from Instructables.com
  6. Review: TB57 Lithium Ion Battery Cordless String Trimmer / Weed Trimmer
  7. Time to find some shade vegetables
  8. Pergola Construction Photo Gallery
  9. Above-ground gardening
  10. What’s happening in my garden?

Moving AGN to WordPress

If you have reached this page, you can see that I am in the process of moving A Gardener’s Notebook from Blogger to WordPress.

You can still find all the old content on the old A Gardener’s Notebook home page.