Winter is knocking on the door and homesteaders and farmers alike are rushing to prepare for the long cold and snowy months ahead. For beginning farmers and new homesteaders it can be difficult to know exactly what to do or how much to prepare–but here are tips and guidance to steer you in the right […]
All about how to prepare your beehives for winter: when to start, what to do, and how to do it.
After the long winter, beekeepers are often eager to get back in their hives at the first sign of spring–but it’s important not to rush the season. When can you begin your beekeeping chores? And what do you need to do?
If you aren’t sure it’s worth the trouble to go out of your way to support the populations of native bees and local pollinators on and around your farm–there are many benefits (including financial profitability) to encourage their numbers.
Most often when talking about pollinators, we think of the honeybee–however the honeybee is not native to North America; what’s more–there are some 200,000 species of animals world-wide who contribute to the pollination of plants.
Promoting native bees is a smart way to ensure the viability and profitability of your farm–learn how to recognize native bee habitat, and what steps you can take to encourage your local pollinator populations.