Hank Will, editor in chief: 785-274-4355, 
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: 785-274-4304 / 785-764-0180 cell,  

Inside Grit’s “Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey,” on newsstands May 24


Beekeeping for Beginners — Learn the basics of honeybee behavior, as well as how best to house and work with them. 

Honey Adds Wholesome Pizzazz to Recipes — Use honey to add a healthier zing to dishes including barbecue, chili, potato salad, desserts, and more. 

Grow More Food With Help From Bees Find out how to use honeybees to grow more food, including which plants attract the pollinators and tips to keep the bees healthy. 

10 Easy Steps to Becoming an Urban Beekeeper — Bring bees to the city and create a community-based group of apiarists with these tips.

Common-Sense Beekeeping Safety Learn to treat stings and prevent injuries related to keeping bees with this guide. 

Honey Provides Nutrition and Sweetness While honey serves as a sweet treat, it also packs nutrients, antioxidants and minerals. 

About Grit  
Grit magazine ( has celebrated rural American lifestyles since 1882. Each bimonthly issue combines practical articles, product reviews, do-it-yourself building plans, beautiful photos, reader advice, humor and a healthy dose of fresh attitude to offer a complete guide to life outside the city limits. Grit offers syndicated content and e-newsletters for journalists and consumers, at no charge.

About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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