Mason bees are a solitary bee (unlike honeybees that live in colonies) that are known for their excellent pollination abilities. They are ‘kept’ or more accurately cultivated by people who want pollinators for early blooming crops like fruit trees. Mason bees look more like a fly than a bee if you don’t look closely. They’re black […]
What to do when I discovered my hen’s swollen abdomen.
Love is in the air… OF COURSE, anyone who has chickens is smitten, right? This year, to celebrate chicken love, the free Valentine tradition continues. All you need is a printer and regular sized paper and you’re good to go (or take them to a printer like I do and get them printed on card stock). […]
I know the odds are not for me, but I’m trying anyway. I’ve got my top bar hive set up in a good location—out by the coop. It will get early morning sun and a bit of late afternoon shade. The hive has 2 coats of tung oil on it to help it with water […]