Learning to keep bees involves learning a seemingly endless amount of information. Finding the best bee keeping book can make this easier and having several books on beekeeping means you will have a small library of resources to use when you have questions. The best bee keeping book listed below gives general information about keeping bees, the bee community, bee keeping supplies, and how to deal with problems as they arrive.
Learning how to raise bees in your backyard is easy and fun and is a great way to help manage the shrinking bee population, pollinate your plants and produce your own honey. While the basics of keeping bees is simple, there is plenty to learn and problems to overcome. This article is basically ‘bee keeping 101, ‘ and is for beginners looking into keeping bees as a hobby.
There are many reasons you may want to consider adding backyard farm animals to your homestead. Many animals that are traditionally considered farm animals are well adapted to smaller scale backyard farming and can provide food, pollination, compost materials, bug suppression, enjoyment, and more. Many people choose to start with raising backyard chickens, but there are many other backyard farm animals well adapted to a small backyard space.
The big update this week in the garden (beside getting seeds in the ground like crazy) are the new chicken tunnels. Since our girls are currently on lock down in their run while the seeds get established in the garden, we decided it was time to give them somewhere new to roam and use their bug eating capabilities at the same time.