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Edibles, Concentrates, & Flower - How Are They Different?
The various consumption methods each offer a different experience from start to finish, and each method can deliver something the others can't.
June 23, 2021
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What Makes Some Cannabis Purple?
The allure of purple cannabis has been prominent in the industry for decades. There's something about the royal hue that intrigues cannabis consumers and cultivators of all experience levels.
June 16, 2021
Edibles, Concentrates, & Flower - How Are They Different?
The various consumption methods each offer a different experience from start to finish, and each method can deliver something the others can't.
June 23, 2021
Personalizing Sustainable Cultivation
Sustainable cultivation comes in many forms, each uniquely beautiful in its own way. This is because being sustainable means working with your land and adjusting your approach to serve its needs.
June 2, 2021
Get to Know the Farms: Fire Flower
Take an inside look at one of our member farms, Fire Flower!
March 17, 2021
Get to Know the Farms: Sweet Sisters Family Farm
Learn more about our member farm, Sweet Sisters!
May 26, 2021
Get to Know the Farms: Giving Tree Farms
Get to know our member farm, Giving Tree Farms!
April 28, 2021
Why Does Cannabis Make You Hungry?
Cannabis has been associated with "the munchies" for decades, but why does this happen to our bodies? 
May 19, 2021
Staying Environmentally Conscious and Aware of Your Consumer’s Health
While using organic nutrients and pest management techniques has been the standard for the Hive Mendocino farms since the beginning, our understanding of why this is important to our planet and consumer's health continues to grow each year.
December 2, 2020
Giving Back To Your Community: How You Can Get Involved And How It Benefits Everyone, Including You
We achieve more when we work together, we work better when we feel supported, and we excel because we join forces in the name of a single cause. If you dig deep enough, teamwork is at the foundation of all success.
May 5, 2021
The Emerald Triangle: What is it and How Did it Come to Be?
If you've ever wondered where the bulk of cannabis comes from in the United States, the Emerald Triangle is your answer.
April 21, 2021
How to Achieve Success in Cannabis Specific B2B Relationships
Everyone in business knows professional relationships are important, but in the California cannabis industry, having your network is a must if you hope to achieve success.
April 7, 2021
Growing with Integrity: Your Genetic Selection
As commercial cannabis cultivators, we know the importance of choosing great genetics. It’s one of the essential factors to consider when planning for our next cultivation cycle, and it could decide our level of success come harvest time.
March 3, 2021
What is CBG
Over one hundred different cannabinoids are found in cannabis, but the most commonly abundant are THC and CBD. While the regular cannabis consumer may know how each of these cannabinoids interacts with the body, even the most advanced consumer may not know of CBG, or Cannabigerol.
March 24, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Mendocino County Hires Cannabis Professional Kristin Neveldal as the Cannabis Program Manager
Mendocino County, CA (March 24, 2021) - Mendocino County's Board of Supervisors unanimously votes to hire Kristin Nevedal as the Cannabis Program Manager for the county. 
March 24, 2021
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System
Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, a molecule similar to cannabinoids, that keep our bodily functions operating appropriately. These molecules interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), a series of receptors found throughout the body.
February 3, 2021
Where Quality Product Meets Supporting Your Small, Local Farmer
When it comes to finding consistent, quality cannabis products, buyers must look deep into a farm's vision and values ...
June 10, 2020
Sustainable Growing Methods and the Cannabis Industry
We at Hive Mendocino support the idea of sustainable farming practices for a multitude of reasons.
May 27, 2020
IPM Regimens We Love!
A day on the farm is exciting and filled with life, but not all life on the farm is good for the plants.
June 3, 2020
A Better Garden for 2020
The new year brings with it an abundance of new possibilities. It’s an opportunity to start anew, to try alternative methods, and to work on ourselves as cultivators. This year, we want to focus our development in the garden, working to find ways to weave sustainability and community involvement in our everyday routine.
June 24, 2020
Touring the Farms of Hive Mendocino
It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t share the wondrous experience of cultivating cannabis with our buyers. That’s why we offer farm tours to our clients so they, too, can see the love and appreciation that we pour into our crops.
July 8, 2020
Smart Farming - Soil Sampling for a Better Crop
To achieve cultivation success, we have to begin from the ground up. Precision soil sampling is our starting line.
July 22, 2020
What is “Craft at Scale”
Hive Mendocino encompasses a category of cannabis untouched by most cultivation operations in the state of California. This, is Craft at Scale.
July 29, 2020
What's Growing in Our Gardens?
The Hive Mendocino Cooperative has the ability to offer our clients various cultivars and harvest dates due to the nature of our group. Learn more about the varieties we are growing!
August 5, 2020
Time Is Money
As owners and operators, we know how valuable our time is. Efficiency is key.
August 19, 2020
Sustainable Cultivation Tips for Your Garden From Ours
We hope these five tips add value and sustainability to your home garden.
August 26, 2020
Can the Small Local Farmer Thrive in Today's Legal Industry?
So how can the small farmer, one with 10,000 sqft or less of cultivation space, expect to supply enough to make the distributor’s time worthwhile? Cannabis cooperatives have offered a solution for these farmers.
September 9, 2020
The Many Cannabinoids and Terpenes
The cannabis we know and love has an aroma and experience that we desire, but where do these unique effects come from? Cannabinoids and terpenes.
September 16, 2020
Clones vs. Seeds - Why Some Farmers Choose One Over The Other
Cannabis farmers in the Emerald Triangle start their plants from clones or seeds. Depending on their growing style, one may be more preferable.
September 23, 2020
Identifying and Controlling Pest “Hot Spots”
As a farmer, pests are a normal part of our day. But how do we manage them sustainably?
October 7, 2020
"The Best Hive Mendocino Strains for Sleep and Relaxation"
Sleep and cannabis have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Learn more about its relationship!
October 21, 2020
The History of Cannabis Use
From Egyptian pharaohs to Queen Victoria to the fifth president of the United States and the Ancient Greeks, cannabis has been used by humans for centuries.
October 28, 2020
Controlling Your Entire Process From Seed/Clone to Harvest - Can a Cooperative Help?
How we take matters into our own hands decides the height of our success, so it's smart that we look from every angle to find the best possible solution to our puzzle, cycle after cycle. 
November 4, 2020
A Cannabis-Infused Thanksgiving Dinner
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there's no better time to try these cannabis-infused meal ideas. Enjoy!
November 18, 2020
How a Collaborative Mindset Propels Innovation
Our unique personalities and backgrounds are what build our personalized approaches to problem-solving and implementation, and honoring these differences is what cultivates an environment that propels innovation.
November 25, 2020
A Cannabis Christmas: Gift Ideas & the Best Hive Mendocino Strain Pairings
Christmas is just around the corner, and if you haven't picked out a gift for the cannabis lover in your life, we've got a few ideas for you.
December 16, 2020
Indica, Sativa, Hybrid: How Are They Different?
The Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid categories have acted as our cannabis compass for many years, but are these categories really the best guide to determining a cultivar's high?
December 23, 2020
Your Position On The Team - How Staying In Your Lane Improves Business Efficiency
A successful business operation is a well-oiled machine. In order to improve business efficiency, we all have to own our roles and trust others on our team to own theirs.
January 13, 2021
Who Are Today’s Cannabis Consumers?
Cannabis consumers come from all walks of life. For brands, knowing who your audience is can help you craft marketing strategies, hone in on your branding, and even help identify what products and price point your target audience is after.
January 20, 2021
Hugelkultur Gardening
As a group of sustainability-focused farms, we all have unique ways of cultivating, each with its own set of benefits. One of our farms, Wildercraft, uses the traditional Hugelkultur gardening method.
January 27, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Fire Flower Farm’s Owner Hildi Gerhart is Highlighted in Variety Magazine’s ‘Women of Weed’
Mendocino County, CA (April 19, 2020) - One of Hive Mendocino’s members, Hildi Gerhart of Fire Flower Farm, was featured in Variety Magazine’s ‘Women of Weed’ and was additionally highlighted by Lowell Herb Co for supplying the cannabis used in their ‘The Gossip’ strain flower products. 
April 19, 2020
Hive Mendocino Moves Toward a Wasteless Future
Learn what the Hive Mendocino cultivators are doing around their farms to limit waste production.
February 17, 2021
Agriculture's Impact on the Environment (And How We Can Improve It)
Farmers' actions significantly affect our environment's health. With the execution of responsible farming practices, we can better our relationship with the world one farm at a time.
February 24, 2021
"Plants have an intelligence of their own; it isn’t just the end result of Cannabis that is magical; the plant has a lot to tell us throughout its life cycle, which is a different kind of magic."
Hildi - Fire Flower Farm

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