The 2016 Beekeeping season is officially started on the Daddykirbs Farm! The Golden Son Beekeeper and I made a drive about 3.5 hours north of us to meet a beekeeper friend to get honey bees in nuc hives. He was very kind to prepare 4 nucs for us out of his own apiary.
Nucs, or nucleus colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies. The term refers both to the smaller size box and the colony of honeybees within it. The name is derived from the fact that a nuc hive is centered on a queen, the nucleus of the honey bee colony.
It’s a real pleasure putting the last fence board up. Step back to admire the beautiful piece of art that your fence now is. You built this! Ah, but now notice that large pile of scrap fence board ends. How can you utilize those scrap ends to make something useful and fun? Build a birdhouse! Now all you need are these DIY Birdhouse Plans. Continue reading DIY Birdhouse Plans: Printable Download→
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Imagine a farm. Give yourself some room. Imagine a farm with 110 acres.
This 110 acres has over 50 acres of forest, 40 acres of prairie, 4 ponds fed by seasonal creeks. There are 20 acres of pastures, gardens, orchards and managed forest. Parts of this farm are managed as “no-touch” nature reserve and some of it is used only for wild edibles, medicinals and deceased tree harvest.