A follow up to our post on “Why a Top Bar Hive?” this entry goes through the set up and assembly of a simple top bar beehive for our farm.
We all know that bees pollinate flowers which lead to plants producing the fruits and vegetables we eat, and that bees also create honey which is a delicious addition to many fruits or a sweet treat raw. But there are several bee facts you learn as you start to consider keeping bees that you probably […]
Hens lay and cease laying for many different reasons, and this time of year it can be a particular struggle to get regular egg production. Reasons for decreased egg production can vary from lighting and molting to chicken health and age. It’s important to be aware of why your chickens aren’t as proficient as they […]
We are building top bar hives to keep our first colony of bees. Why a top bar hive? It is the most natural and least invasive way to keep bees.
So the post office, a friend or the feed store calls and says that your chicks are peeping away wanting to be picked up. What do you need to have ready before you can bring them home? Here is a breakdown of what you need to have ready before your first batch of chicks arrives […]
Thinking about ordering spring chicks? There’s a lot to consider first. Here is a quick walk through of the available places to get baby chicks and what types and breeds to consider when buying.