Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 2
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Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 2

Danny Bost, Central Panhandle Beekeepers Association Whatever task you attempt in life, using the right tool makes the task easier. Each task has its own set of required tools, with additional recommended tools usually not needed. Beekeeping equipment is the same. We will discuss the necessary tools you will need to start with. Personal protective…

Would you like to sleep through Christmas?
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Would you like to sleep through Christmas?

Danny Tyree It was never as high-profile as “Rudolph” or “Frosty,” but it’s worth noting that the animated special “The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas” turns 50 on December 17. I’m sure I saw the program at least once, but my niece Claire used to drive her parents to distraction by insisting on seeing the…

How to restore the gift of giving
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How to restore the gift of giving

Tom Purcell Here’s an unpleasant holiday statistic: average Americans are giving significantly less to their favorite charities this year than they did just four or five years ago. Average Americans have long been among the most generous people on Earth. But this year, thanks to an economy disrupted by COVID, soaring interest rates and three…

Biden continues to face political headwinds
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Biden continues to face political headwinds

Carl Golden Stung by a succession of high profile polls showing President Joe Biden trailing former president Donald Trump among crucial swing state voters, the White House and its allies in Congress have scrambled to calm jittery nerves and reassure donors and establishment leaders all is well and under control. Many aren’t buying it. There…

Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 1
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Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 1

Danny Bost, Central Panhandle Beekeepers Association Like any new hobby, beekeeping can be expensive.  There are fancy, high-priced hives marketed today, offering unique capabilities for beekeepers. To be honest, though, honey bees do not care. They live in trees, eaves of homes, under shed flooring, and any other place they can find suitable for their…

Neighbors, start your Christmas lights!
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Neighbors, start your Christmas lights!

Jase Graves Each year the weekend after Thanksgiving, I sense an innate urge to risk life, limb and public humiliation by festooning the exterior of our home with several hundred C9 incandescent lights. (I’m still resisting the whole LED craze – also known as “the Devil’s bulbs.”) My mild-mannered next-door neighbor and I always engage…