The Good Earth
Taking in a fraction of New Mexico's orchard bounty
Friday, Feb 5: NM Beekeepers 2016 Conference
The Daily Word in tester city, drunk elk and Schweddy Balls
City Council fails to override the mayor's veto of a measure that called for the feds to look into APD. Citizens at the meeting are outraged.
Company schemes to build a vacant tester city in New Mexico.
Ice cream man pulls a knife, according to family.
Meteorologist found asleep in a bathtub with a dead guy wearing a dog collar.
Guv pushes to merge state departments to save money.
Drunk elk stranded in apple tree.
9/11 by the numbers.
Hamlet goes homophobe.
Dick Cheney is honored when people say he's like Darth Vader.
It's National Honey Month. Did you know it can clean your wounds and fix your scratchy elbows?
Stop CHEWING like that.
The future of Grateful Dead marketing endeavors, man.
Ben and Jerry's latest flavor: Schweddy Balls.
Food of the Gods
Baklava goes New Mexican
I fell in love with Greek food in my high school years in Detroit’s Greek Town. Among the recipes I’ve made my own is this one for baklava—rich with butter, crispy layers of phyllo and sweet New Mexico honey. It’s one of my favorites. My friend Marissa Evans and I got on a baklava jag and, over two weeks, made piles of the stuff.
This Week's Feature: DIY Food[ Thu May 19 2011 2:00 PM ]
Do It Yourself, Honey: Urban farmers take living well into their own hands
Do It Yourself, Honey
Urban farmers take living well into their own hands
A colony of 80,000 bees holds enough sting to kill you—actually, it holds enough to kill about 80 of you. But sitting a few feet away from a hive that’s nearly as tall as she is, Chantal Foster is unfazed as yellow-and-black honeybees whiz by on a pollen-fueled highway. Maybe it’s because, with rare exception, the potentially deadly flying insects seem to have no interest in her. The bees are on a mission, and it’s about getting frisky with flowers, not ferocious with humans.
The Russians Are Coming
Hays Honey and Apple Farm
Ken Hays is wild about bees. He began beekeeping as a hobby in 1968. He would continue working as an air traffic controller until 1988, when the bees claimed him full time. With fellow beekeepers Joe Wesbrook and Andy Duran, Hays covers New Mexico with more than 150 hives and gathers a thousand pounds of honey every week. They collect spicy tamarisk (salt cedar) honey from Socorro, mesquite from T or C, sweet clover from “up north,” desert candle from southern New Mexico, and varieties including early and late summer, floral and more. With permission from farmers, the Bureau of Land Management and the forest service, he places hives on land where the pollination often benefits the local agriculture and flora. The honeys range in color from pale gold to deep amber, and their flavors reflect the bees’ foraging areas.