NRCS aids beekeepers with pollinator plantings

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Jordan Devries is the Manager of the Mason-Lake Conservation District, a Soil & Water Conservation District covering all of Mason and the West 1/2 of Lake County. The Conservation District works to preserve soil health, watershed integrity and habitat for wildlife, including native insect pollinators and honeybees. The Conservation District Staff and Board of Directors work closely with the USDA’s … Read More

Local beekeeper Ed Malkowski honored!

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The Mason County Conservation District Legacy Award for 2015 was presented to Ed Malkowski for his important contributions to beekeeping. Ed got his start 62 years ago when his father first gave him nine colonies to raise as pollinators for the family orchards. At that age, Ed says, “I couldn’t tell a honeybee from a horsefly!” He learned quickly and … Read More