The return of the king | North West

Western white pine, as a species, was known as royal pine in the early 1900s due to its dominance over the landscape and the outsized role it played in the lumber industry. And this particular tree was the fattest of the great, the largest known western white pine, a distinction …

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Why Sunflowers Face East | UC Davis

Sunflowers face the rising sun because the increased morning heat attracts more bees and also helps plants reproduce more efficiently, according to a study by researchers at the University of California at Davis. The results were published on August 9 in New Phytologist. “It’s quite striking that they’re facing east,” …

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New and innovative sweeteners for bakers | 2021-08-10

In addition to stevia, there is now a growing toolbox of natural sweeteners available to bakers. Some are notcalorie substitutes for sugar. Others are considered more label-friendly and sustainable crops. One example is Pure, Single Origin Organic Coconut Nectar. “Coconut nectar is a ‘new’ millennial ingredient,” said Paul Whitman, specialty …

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Honey production can increase tenfold in Pakistan: report

BEIJING: Pakistani honey production has the potential to increase tenfold, according to a report released by the China-Pakistan Agriculture and Industrial Information Cooperation Platform (CAPIC) Noted. In Pakistan, the honey industry has a good reputation and huge potential to make people’s lives sweeter. Endowed with rich species of bees and …

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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. …

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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 …

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