Backyard Orchard News
To attract honey bees to your garden, it's a good idea to let the artichokes flower.Sure, you could...
Honey bee heads for flowering artichoke in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bottoms up! Honey bees thriving in a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees in the pink? Yes. If you plant rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora), a perennial...
Pollen-packing honey bee heads toward a rock purslane blossom already occupied by another worker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee, packing a gigantic load of red pollen, heads for another rock purslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources is a vast and mighty organization that touches on everything from African "killer bee" invasions to leaf scorch on almond trees to, well, canning and preserving. What's even better is that they compile all of this information into easy to read, downloadable, FREE publications with pictures, diagrams, and easy to follow graphs that help illustrate how easy it is to create safe preserved food for your home.
You can search though the entire list here. But we've compiled a short list of links to some of our favorites.
Apples: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy
Cantaloupe: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy
Egg Basics for the Consumer: Packaging, Storage, and Nutritional Information
Garlic: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, & Enjoy
Nuts: Safe Methods for Home Gardeners to Harvest, Store, and Enjoy
Olives: Safe Methods for Home Pickling
Oranges: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy
Peppers: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, & Enjoy
Safe Methods of Canning Vegetables
Strawberries: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy
Tomatoes: Safe Methods to Store, Preserve, and Enjoy
The Bohart Museum of Entomology has five. Nature has none. Zip. Zero. Zilch. The Xerces Blue...
Tabatha Yang, outreach and education coordinator at the Bohart Museum, wearing a Xerces Blue Butterfly shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Deep in the heart of the Amazon forest, the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegpti, is on the prowl. So are...
Aedes aegypti transmits dengue. (Photo courtesy of James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).