Plants can be grown for their healing purposes as well as nutrition. Here’s a list of what we have in our herb garden this year, and some of their uses as remedies.
Once your bees are settled into their new hive, they go to work in earnest on building comb. Not all bee comb is going to produce honey, in fact when a colony starts to make comb it is primarily brood comb. Brood comb is where the queen bee lives and lays her eggs, which propagate […]
Baby chicks are very active and curious creatures that are happiest with a lot of stimulus. When you first receive little chicks they are usually quiet and spend much of their time huddled under their light, but within a week they should be bouncing around eagerly. One of the dangers of chicks without anything to […]
There are hundreds of chicken breeds out there and it can be hard to know which ones are best suited to your farm, or why a chicken was bred with funny feathers or a bare neck. If you’ve ever been confused by the choices out there, here is a little bit of explanation behind the […]
Sometimes when a hive of bees arrives at your homestead, things don’t go as smoothly as planned. When the container queen is dead on arrival, you may need a replacement queen. But sometimes the bees already have what is referred to as a “rogue” queen bee.
Our bees have finally arrived! Thankfully, installing bees is an easy and simple task, so if you have a hive putting the bees into it should be a breeze. Here is a walk through on how to put bees into your top bar hive and ensure you have a happy colony.