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Put a little sugar in my bowl, a fun honeybee project for anyone.

Fun for everyone. Great family/school project. Use a shallow dish, the saucer from a house plant is perfect. Add rocks or sticks to keep the bees from drowning. Make a small jar of sugar water by filling the jar half full of White Cane Sugar. Only use White Cane Sugar, if it doesn’t say cane…

Why you need to compost, even if you have a green bin.

Many municipalities now offer a third (after garbage and recycling) or green bin for composting. And while this is a very good thing it is not a substitute for urban individual compost piles. Your grass, houseplants, vegetable garden, herb garden, and flower garden need compost. Desperately. The single best thing you can do for soil…

International Day of Climate Action

Bees in Action to save the world (click to enlarge) It’s only a model, shhh! (click to enlarge) Our honeybees would like to remind you that today is the International Day of Climate Action and that we must work to pressure our leaders to agree to reduce carbon emissions to a fair and sustainable level of…


Backyard Ecosystem began as an expression of my determination to make a difference in our own backyard. Literally and metaphorically making a difference at the micro level of my yard and to operate at macro level of treating the entire planet as something I am an integral part of and whose destiny is shaped everyday by what I do in my corner of the world.

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