Did you know you can grow your own silk from your own silkworms? Well you can! Add silkworms to your backyard farm as a source of income, a child’s science project, or anything in between. Silkworms eat mulberry leaves, and they do not leave their food source. They can be reared in open boxes with […]
We recently started a YouTube series on beginning beekeeping. Much of this is stuff I learned along the way… stuff I wish I had known up front. This is just my attempt to put it all in one place for folks, so they don’t have to scour the internet for basic info.
Ten reasons that bees are such amazing creatures and why you should consider adding them to your farm. My first year of beekeeping has been a real eye-opener. I knew bees were amazing creatures, but I never knew just how cool they were until we started raising them. The life inside a hive is truly […]
Are you limited to start beekeeping with very little money? The biggest question I see new beekeepers ask is: “How much does it cost to start beekeeping?” Then: How can I save a lot of money getting started?” It’s not impossible. Beekeeping on a budget is very possible. But I’m not going to tell you […]
What do you do when your bees try to run away from home? You catch them – even when you have no idea what you are doing. Warning: It isn’t as easy as it looks on YouTube.
We chose top bar hives for two main reasons. First, it’s supposed to be a kinder, gentler, and easier way to keep bees. The other reason we went the top bar route is because it’s much cheaper! In the wild, bees will build a hive anywhere they think is safe and secure. Usually that’s inside […]