From Bloom to Boom: Herbs4Bees

| 6/6/2017 10:11:00 AM

Tags: beekeeping, apitherapy, pollinators, medicine, forage, Melanie Kirby,

On top of my already full plate of professional beekeeping and queen honey bee breeding, collaborations are critical in these challenging times. I am collaborating with several farmer-researchers to investigate wild bergamot (Oregano de la Sierra) for pollinator health and value added products for farmers and beekeepers.Check out

Join us Friday, June 16, 2017 for the Herbs4Bees FREE Field Day!

 Oregano honey

From Bloom to Boom is a project initiated by NMSU- Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center Horticulturist Robert Heyduck, farmer-researcher Todd Bates of NM Native Plant Recyclers, and queen honey bee breeder-researcher Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute. This first investigation will share information on Oregano de la Sierra- a well known native New Mexican medicinal herb.

Todd Bates will share information on how he cultivates the plant- from its wild mountain roots, to adapting it to lower elevations along the Rio Grande and on its medicinal properties.

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