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Our Amazing Bees

After you have grown all of your own veggies, and after you have mastered raising chickens, your next challenge will almost certainly be beekeeping.  Maybe it's the homesteading magazines that push us toward this very zen pursuit.  Maybe it's the endless internet articles about the bees decline.  Or maybe we just love honey.  Whatever the… Continue reading Our Amazing Bees

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Homestead failure is not always what it seems

There is one unavoidable fact on the homestead.  You are going to fail.  Failure is not something we think about much or even plan for, but it still happens.  Three years ago we started beekeeping.  We knew that winters were hard here so we built our hives out of 2x4 pine in an effort to… Continue reading Homestead failure is not always what it seems

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Keeping Honey Bees

getting started A few years ago we decided to add honey bees to our homestead.  We had noticed that they were absent from our garden and small orchard.  And after a few years of poor apple crops we decided to take matters into our own hands.  After months of research we took the plunge and… Continue reading Keeping Honey Bees