This is a guide about keeping spices fresh. Some spices store better than others, but fresh spices are always best. Storing your herbs and spices properly is the best way to keep them fresh, especially with expensive spices like vanilla bean and saffron.
This is a wonderful example of putting in plants that will attract the bees needed - the plants like flowering marjoram (and lavender, which flower longer) will ensure that. Borage, of course, is a major bee attractor! Great addition to the productive garden. http://brookegiannetti.typepad.com/velvet_and_linen/2010/07/kitchen-garden-update2.html