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  • THE BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS WINTER 2015

    The Winter 2015 edition of The Best of Mother Earth News includes more than 25 articles that cover a range of topics from food and cooking to organic gardening, from beekeeping to renewable energy. With more than 100 pages, this is the ultimate self-sufficient guide for any modern homesteader.

    Item: 7786

    Format: Paperback

  • 111 MODERN HOMESTEADING ARTICLES CD-ROM

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $24.95.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: The software on this version of 111 Modern Homesteading Artciles CD triggers a security breech when updating to version 7 or higher of Java. While an internet connection is not required to access the content on this CD, it does require an internet browser with Java for viewing the files. As a result of the security breech, the files on this CD cannot be viewed once Java has been updated to version 7 or higher.

    We've assembled our best homesteading articles and packaged them in one easy-to-use CD-ROM format, just like our popular Mother Earth News Archives on CD-ROM.

    Selected from more than 40 years of material, this collection includes a wide selection of do-it-yourself projects for your house, farm or homestead. You'll find tips on raising chickens and other livestock, as well as detailed information on preserving food, making cheese and other skills that can help you live a more self-reliant, frugal life.

    You'll find articles about:

    • Root cellars
    • Raising a backyard dairy cow
    • Earth-sheltered homes
    • Making soap
    • Building and installing fences
    • Home insulation
    • Composting
    • Solar energy
    • Pest control
    • Making preserves
    • Plumbing
    • Training a guard dog
    • Growing vegetables and fruit trees
    • Beekeeping

    This CD has all the information you need for your successful modern homestead.

    This premium collection is delivered in a simple, searchable CD-ROM format, with image galleries and fully printable articles. No Internet connection required.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    This CD is designed to run on PC and Mac platforms.

    You will need one of the following setups to run this CD:

    • With an IBM-compatible computer: Microsoft® Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) or newer; with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or newer. You also will need Java Virtual Machine (VM) version 1.3 (free download from www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp) or newer browser plug-in with Java enabled on your browser and computer.
    • With an Apple Computer: Mac OS X with Safari 3.2.525.27.1 or newer and Java. Use the Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java for your Mac.
    • For Mac OS 9.2.2, this CD must be run in Netscape 7.0.2 with Apple MRJ 2.2.5. (Both available free from www.versiontracker.com.)
    • A CD-ROM drive (auto-start should be enabled).

    This CD also operates with Mozilla 1.4 and Opera 7 browsers.

    Item: 4225

    Format: CD ROM

  • THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY SKILLS

    Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage photographs and illustrations, and time-honored wisdom … creating one of the most comprehensive books on country skills available. This book is compiled of tested and practical experience passed down from generations of farmers and homesteaders.

    Here readers can learn about:

    • Creating a vegetable garden
    • Canning and preserving
    • Keeping poultry
    • Soap making
    • Natural medicine
    • Bridge building
    • Farm mechanics
    • Crop rotation
    • Cattle and dairying
    • The basics of beekeeping
    • Foraging for wild food
    • Fertilizing, soils, drainage and irrigation
    • Building a barn
    • And much, much more!

    Success comes to the person who works the most efficiently … not simply the person who works the hardest. Learn invaluable advice and tips for how to create a sustainable lifestyle and live off the land.

    Item: 7416

    Author: Abigail Gehring

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD BEES AND HONEY, 7TH EDITION

    The Grit Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey, 7th edition has more than 39 ways to be the best beekeeper! Plus, its articles include recent studies on the honey bee’s decline; businesses that provide classes for beekeepers; lessons on capturing a swarm wherever and whenever; recipes for cooking and baking with honey; and guidance for extracting and processing of honey the easy way.

    Read how to get to know your bees and the sweet truth about the life and times of one of humankind’s most important social insects. Discover the 10 items to take to the bee yard. Learn the difference between hives and the lists of pros and cons of the three top beehive designs: Top-Bar, Warre, and Langstroth. Read how to build a honey extractor from simple materials available in your local hardware store. Put down the sugar bowl and switch to honey with the wholesome recipes inside this colorful guide.
    More articles include:

    • Beekeeping with a Honey Bee Allergy – I had never had a problem with honey bees, so I didn’t think too much of being stung three times in short order.
    • How to Install a Package of Bees – Your bees have arrived in the mail … now what?
    • Nectars of Nature – What’s your favorite type of honey? Learn what factors play into honing the best-tasting honey.
    • A Honey of a Meal – Honey adds something natural, healthy, and sweet to each course of any great meal: appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and soups.
    • Go Native with Wild Bees – The humble little orchard mason bee is the best-kept (pollinator) secret.
    • Solving Bee Behavior Problems – Understanding normal bee behaviors is essential to identifying unusual behavior and correcting any problems.
    Item: 8136

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD BEES & HONEY WINTER 2017

    Learn everything you need to know about raising bees with the Grit Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey! Beekeeping is becoming both more popular and more necessary in our world. Experience the beauty and joy of raising your own bees every day with this guide! Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey will teach you how to: attract pollinators with buzzworthy plants; discover the differences between beehives; use fresh, local honey in a host of recipes; and more. Read all the beekeeping basics to get you started, or take it a few steps further and become an expert beekeeper in your own backyard! Peruse articles on harnessing a swarm of honey bees (also known as getting your bees for free), building honey extractors, spotting the difference in beehives, the pros and cons of a top-bar hive, and more. This 96-page guide will get you started on being your own backyard beekeeper.

    Item: 8545

    Format:

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS ARCHIVE 1970-2017: CLASSIC USB DRIVE

    Pre-order today! Orders will ship by March 9, 2018.

    In 2003, we introduced an archive of all Mother Earth News' issues from the 1970s on CD-ROM, presenting a new way of accessing past issues of the magazine in a digital environment. Thousands of readers responded to the notion of being able to sift through our first decade at the click of a mouse, and to the ability to search for what specifically interested them.

    Following that success, we continued to expand the archive to cover more of the magazine's past issues on disc. Also available is the Multiplatform Edition, which makes the magazine content available not just on desktop and laptop computers, but also via smartphones and the multitude of portable reading devices that have become so ubiquitous. Now, we are pleased to reintroduce the classic version of the archive, for the first time with enhanced search functionality across Mother's entire 48-year history. With this version of the archive, you can search for articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening techniques, raising chickens, beekeeping, do-it-yourself projects and much more.

    Mother Earth News has also published hundreds of healthy, down-to-earth recipes, and the archive includes all the delicious directions we've published in the magazine. From strawberry jam and homemade jerky to hummus and morel mushroom quiche, you'll find something to satisfy every appetite.

    Find almost every story, tip and technique published in the magazine and online from 1970-2017 … more than 21,000 articles!

    Confused about the difference between our two archive products? These are the key distinctions:

    • The Multiplatform Edition contains files for each year of the magazine in a format that can be transferred for viewing and searching on multiple devices. The content can only be viewed and searched year by year.
    • The Classic Edition provides a browser-based interface for accessing the archive on your desktop computer or laptop. You can do advanced searches and view content from the entire 48-year archive, all at once!

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    The archive content is now available on USB flash drives. Increasingly, computers and laptops are sold without DVD drives but with USB ports. With the archive available on a USB flash drive, you can upload and access Mother Earth News articles without needing an external DVD drive. Note: Some tablets and mobile devices are equipped with USB ports, allowing access to archive content without having to first upload the flash drive's content to a computer.

    The Classic Archive Edition on USB may also be used on tablets equipped with USB ports (Android or Windows tablets). At least 1.6 GB of storage space is recommended for it to run the most efficiently on these devices.

    Please Note: We recommend using the Firefox Web browser to view this USB. You can download Firefox here.

    Item: 8543

    Format: USB Flash Drive

  • MEN TUMBLER/ARCHIVE CLASSIC PACKAGE

    This archive consists of all MOTHER EARTH NEWS' issues from the 1970s through 2016, presenting a new way of accessing past issues of the magazine in a digital environment.

    Thousands of readers responded to the notion of being able to sift through our magazines at the click of a mouse, and to the ability to search for what specifically interested them. With this version of the archive, you can search for articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening techniques, raising chickens, beekeeping, do-it-yourself projects, and much more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS has also published hundreds of healthy, down-to-earth recipes, and the archive includes all the delicious directions we've featured in the magazine. From strawberry jam and homemade jerky to hummus and morel mushroom quiche, you'll find something to satisfy every appetite.

    Enjoy almost every story, tip, and technique published in the magazine and online from 1970-2016 … more than 20,000 articles!

    This deal also includes our MOTHER EARTH NEWS tumbler. The 20-ounce stainless steel vessel features a double wall with a copper lining to keep liquids hot for 5½ hours and cold for 24 hours. With a copper-colored base and MOTHER EARTH NEWS logo, this tumbler is just as distinctive as it is handy. Go easy on your wallet and the environment by ditching plastic and plastic foam cups. Whether you’re on a hike, in the office, or just on-the-go, this tumbler will keep your iced tea or coffee just as fresh as when you first poured it.

    Item: 8500

    Format:

  • 10-FRAME ADVANCED "BEE"GINNERS KIT (SM GLOVES) - BY BRUSHY MOUNTAIN BEE FARM

    A MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FOR WISER LIVING!

    The company prides itself on providing kits that contain everything you need to successfully keep bees, and no extras that you don't. Brushy Mountain Bee Farm’s 10-Frame Bee-Ginner’s Kit has everything you need to start and work your first hive (except the bees, feed, and paint). This version of the kit comes with small gloves.

    Item: 8011

    Author: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

    Format:

  • 10-FRAME ADVANCED "BEE"GINNERS KIT (LG GLOVES) - BY BRUSHY MOUNTAIN BEE FARM

    A MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FOR WISER LIVING!

    The company prides itself on providing kits that contain everything you need to successfully keep bees, and no extras that you don't. Brushy Mountain Bee Farm’s 10-Frame Bee-Ginner’s Kit has everything you need to start and work your first hive (except the bees, feed, and paint). This version of the kit comes with large gloves.

    Item: 8013

    Author: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

    Format:

  • 100 PLANTS TO FEED THE BEES

    The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: sow seeds for some plants — such as basil, rhododendron, and blueberries — and simply don’t mow down abundant native species, including aster, goldenrod, and milkweed. 100 Plants to Feed the Bees will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers — anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box — to protect our pollinators.

    Item: 8142

    Author: The Xerces Society

    Format: Paperback

  • STOREY'S GUIDE TO KEEPING HONEY BEES

    Here is all the information you need to successfully keep your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep bees healthy, prevent new diseases, harvest honey crops and more. You’ll also find useful information on colony life, colony-collapse disorder, honey bee anatomy and behavior, and apiary equipment and tools. This comprehensive reference will serve both experienced beekeepers with specific problems and beginners who are just getting started.

    Item: 4659

    Author: M. SANFORD, R. BONNEY

    Format:

  • SWARM ESSENTIALS

    Swarming is a powerful instinct, one that most successful beekeepers have encountered by their second year. Swarm Essentials outlines the ramifications of swarming behavior (highlighting the often overlooked benefits), proven management techniques, and how to recover and even prosper from a successful swarm attempt. Author Stephen J. Repasky's inaugural publication marks the latest addition to the Essentials series from Wicwas Press and is an excellent read for any beekeeper who hopes to make it past their first year.

    Item: 8052

    Author: S. Repasky, L. Connor

    Format: Paperback

  • THE HONEY CONNOISSEUR

    From honey experts C. Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum comes this comprehensive introduction to the origin, flavor, and culinary uses of more than 30 varietals of honey, from ubiquitous clover to tangy star thistle to rich, smoky buckwheat.

    Like wine, cheese, coffee and chocolate, honey has emerged as an artisanal obsession. Its popularity at farmers markets and specialty food stores has soared as retailers capitalize on the trend. The Honey Connoisseur teaches consumers everything they need to know about how to taste, select and use a diverse selection of honey.

    After a brief explanation of how bees produce honey, the authors introduce the concept of terroir, the notion that soil, weather and other natural phenomena can affect the taste of honey. As with wines, knowing the terroir of a honey varietal helps to inform an understanding of its flavor.

    The book goes on to give a thorough course in the origins of more than 30 different honeys as well as step-by-step instructions on how to taste honey, describe its flavor and determine what other flavors will pair best with it. Also included are simple recipes such as dressings, marinades, beverages and quick-and-easy desserts.

    Beautifully illustrated and designed, The Honey Connoisseur is the perfect book for foodies and locavores alike.

    Item: 6731

    Author: K. Flottum, C. Marchese

    Format: Hardcover

  • TRADITIONAL 8-FRAME ADVANCED "BEE"GINNERS KIT (MED GLOVES) - BY BRUSHY MOUNTAIN BEE FARM

    A MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FOR WISER LIVING!

    If you have back problems, if you want to simplify your operation, or you just want a few hives to pollinate up your garden, this is the kit for you. It includes: one eight-frame telescoping top, an inner cover, two medium pine supers, 16 grooved top bar and grooved bottom bar medium frames, and an I.P.M. bottom board. All are assembled. This version of the kit comes with medium gloves.

    Item: 8015

    Author: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

    Format:

  • TRADITIONAL 8-FRAME ADVANCED "BEE"GINNERS KIT (SM GLOVES) - BY BRUSHY MOUNTAIN BEE FARM

    A MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FOR WISER LIVING!

    If you have back problems, if you want to simplify your operation, or you just want a few hives to pollinate up your garden, this is the kit for you. It includes: one eight-frame telescoping top, an inner cover, two medium pine supers, 16 grooved top bar and grooved bottom bar medium frames, and an I.P.M. bottom board. All are assembled. This version of the kit comes with small gloves.

    Item: 8014

    Author: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

    Format:

  • TRADITIONAL 8-FRAME ADVANCED "BEE"GINNERS KIT (LG GLOVES) - BY BRUSHY MOUNTAIN BEE FARM

    A MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FOR WISER LIVING!

    If you have back problems, if you want to simplify your operation, or you just want a few hives to pollinate up your garden, this is the kit for you. It includes: one eight-frame telescoping top, an inner cover, two medium pine supers, 16 grooved top bar and grooved bottom bar medium frames, and an I.P.M. bottom board. All are assembled. This version of the kit comes with Large gloves.

    Item: 8016

    Author: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

    Format:

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