A beehive (or two) is an excellent addition to a homestead, even in an urban area, as they don’t take up much space. Bees not only provide honey, but also pollination services and beeswax. Since we’ve had a couple of beehives near our vegetable garden I’ve had the best crop of pumpkins and capsicums since I started growing vegetables, which I am sure is due to flowers being pollinated more effectively. I also use the beeswax to make salves and we sell the excess honey. Bees have worked out really well so far, however, getting bees is a big decision and there’s a few things that you should consider first.
- Tiffany Davis
Tiffany Davis of Imperfectly Happy is a micro homesteader making the most of her suburban backyard. She raises chickens, meat rabbits and a raised bed garden. A love vintage skills she loves to work on increasing her knowledge in homesteading, canning, yarn arts and so much more. She is also a homeschool mom with nearly 2 decades for homeschooling experience. More than anything Tiffany stresses that there is no need to be perfect to enjoy life. Pursue, learn, laugh, dream and be happy in the imperfections.
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