Welcome back my friends to the Grazing Daisy! It's story time! So a couple months ago, back when I was still in cross country and running everyday, I was on a run. It was later in the evening so the sun was starting to go down, and it was a nice temperature out, not too… Continue reading Fun Fact: Praying Mantises are Native to Wisconsin
Proper Bee Keeping Equipment
Bees, they are those little insects that can help in numerous ways, but they can also harm. Honey bees have a stinger that is 1.5 mm long, which is rather small. It can still hurt a lot though, which is why protective clothing is very important if you are considering beekeeping for yourself. How to… Continue reading Proper Bee Keeping Equipment
My Mealworm Routine
Today I thought I might as well finally get this post out! I have owned my small mealworm farm for about 1 1/2 years. I haven't really done much with them since, I don't really have enough to sell. And I don't have any chickens to feed them to. Image taken by yours truly I… Continue reading My Mealworm Routine
Why Do People Use A Smoker Around Bees?
Using smoke around bees is an interesting, but effective way to move them out of the way, and calm them down. It actually causes the bees to think there is a fire, as well as mask their alarm pheromones. So, once the bees think there is a fire nearby they will start eating as much… Continue reading Why Do People Use A Smoker Around Bees?
The Most Common Types Of Beehives
I will be getting my own bee hive here pretty soon, so you will be seeing a lot of bee posts in the future. So without further ado, here are 3 of the most common type of hive styles. Langstroth Hive Image from leehoneybee.com The Langstroth hive was invented by a guy named Lorenzo Langstroth… Continue reading The Most Common Types Of Beehives
Mealworm Farm Updates
I haven't done a mealworm post in awhile, but I thought it might be fun to do an update post. I started my mealworm farm a year ago but, it never really took off like I thought it would. Sure I had mealworms, and they were turning into beetles and so on and so forth,… Continue reading Mealworm Farm Updates
Unique Places To Look For Worms, And Why You’d Want To
You might want to read this post because you really care about your plants, as well as the soil that they are planted in, or you might want to read it because you like to fish and this might have some good advice on where to find bait. Whichever one you are I'm glad you… Continue reading Unique Places To Look For Worms, And Why You’d Want To
The Importance Of Bees
Bees are important, they really truly are. I mean, without bees people could potentially starve. This is because we not only need plants to thrive, but we also need animals to thrive. So if we eradicate, or even significantly reduce the bee population, we significantly reduce the types of crops that can be grown. If… Continue reading The Importance Of Bees
5 Ways To Naturally Limit Bugs Around Your House
Who loves getting bitten by mosquitos! Not me, and I hope not any of you. But, although pesky and annoying mosquitos aren't the only annoying insects you can find buzzing around the yard. There are lots of great ways to limit(limit not eradicate) the bugs in your yard naturally, naturally being the key word here.… Continue reading 5 Ways To Naturally Limit Bugs Around Your House
Are There Any Bugs That Make Great Pets?
When many people think of pets that are easy to take care of, not many consider bugs. The truth is, there are several bugs that make fun pets and are lots of fun to watch! Most bugs are low maintenance and can live in a small aquarium tank. Well, what bugs will make the best… Continue reading Are There Any Bugs That Make Great Pets?