3 Ways to Feed Honey Bees and Help Keep Them Healthy

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Applewood Seed Company, located in Arvada, Colorado, was established in 1965 and specializes in small to large-scale production of open-pollinated flower seeds. We pride ourselves in our commitment to supplying high quality seed by maintaining diligent standards in field production methods, seed testing, and our research trials. Our research includes flower types and mixes specifically […]

Milkweeds: Lifeblood for the Diminishing Monarch Butterfly

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Milkweed

Monarch butterflies cannot survive without milkweed – it is the only source of food for their larvae (caterpillars).  Monarch females lay their eggs solely upon milkweeds, and the larvae eat the plants. This makes them specialist herbivores, which means there is no other option available to them.  When monarch larvae feed on milkweed, they sequester toxins within their […]

Urban Gardens Can Provide Great Habitat for Pollinators

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 According to a recent article in Bee Culture Magazine entitled, “Urban Gardens and Allotments Provide Especially Good Habitat for Pollinator Communities”, by Mike Gaworecki, urban areas can play an important role in conserving our pollinators.  Traditionally, cities have been thought to have much lower biodiversity compared to rural areas, but new studies find that this […]