Heating and humidity in the building

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s first warning forecast Return to the summer heat and humidity… Watch out for the areas of scattered fog this morning. Expect a nice mix of mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today. An isolated downpour or thunderstorm could occur this afternoon, but rain will not be widespread. …

Read More »

Virginia Webb: Local beekeeper and farmer

Virginia Webb has an international reputation as a leading expert in bees and honey. Its Sourwood honey has been selected four times as the best in the world at the World Honey Show. And, its Sourwood Honey has been voted the best in the country for the past five years …

Read More »

Crushed beehives for crucial almond pollination

Beekeepers are working hard to make the almond pollination season in Northwest Victoria a booming success this year. Key points: Bees are needed to carry pollen from flower to flower on almond trees because almonds are not wind pollinated like some other crops. Tumut beekeeper rescued 1,200 beehives from swampy …

Read More »

Our love-hate relationship with dandelions

URBANA, Ill. – For a child, a dandelion is a magical thing. It is one of the first plants we learn to recognize. Bright yellow flowers make cheerful bouquets, necklaces and wreaths. The white fluffy seed heads become wishes when we close our eyes and blow. Adults, especially home gardeners …

Read More »