Rhonda Fleming Hayes

Rhonda Fleming Hayes

Rhonda is a native Californian with Southern roots living in Minnesota. She is a writer and Master Gardener who’s learned to bloom where she’s planted. Author of Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators.

Rhonda is an award-winning writer and photographer applying her passion for all things plant-related with wit and solid research-based advice. She is a monthly columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She contributes unique feature stories to Northern Gardener magazine as well as her popular “Kitchen Garden” column. She has also been published in Mother Earth Living, The Herbalist, Wichita Eagle, Savannah Magazine and many online sites.

Rhonda gardens in Minneapolis in an urban neighborhood surrounded by woods and water. The abundant quarter-acre is home to many bees, butterflies, birds and beneficial insects. She loves to share the fruits (and veggies too) of her garden with friends, family and wildlife.

Rhonda became certified as an Extension Master Gardener in 2000 but has been gardening in some form or fashion since she was a child at her grandmother’s knee. She is a member of the Garden Writers Association, The Herb Society of America, The Xerces Society and the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. She is a trustee of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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Rhonda Fleming Hays joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the problem of a declining honeybee population and how to begin the process of becoming an urban beekeeper.
Rhonda Fleming Hays joins Jim Blasingame to remind you that without honeybees, our lives would be very much different, and possibly to the point of desperate, regarding the availability and cost of food.