We've been hard at work "prettying up" our Honeybee Conservancy here at Rodale Institute and making a comfortable home with a well-stocked pantry for the ladies. The 2013 Conservancy has a new physical arrangement and a whole new set of beds that include nectar plants that bloom throughout the season and incorporate biodynamic principles. As you'll see from the schematic below, there is a research component as well. We'll be looking at the impacts of compost, compost extracts and biodynamic preparations on the health and vitality of the plants. Stay tuned for updates on what we find out!