Tag Archive: Urban Farmer

Urban bees eat better than their country cousins

This is a great article from the BBC on the better diet that bees in urban and suburban beehives have access to. It talks about research into my long held suspicion that bees, like humans, love the variety that urban life has to offer.

Tumbler compost bin? Spinning composter? Don’t waste your money.

The spinning (sometimes called a barrel) or tumbler composter is a commercial gimmick to convince you that anyone, including small children or pets, can turn the whole pile at once in a few seconds. Most are too small to heat up properly, can’t be turned when full or nearly full, do not provide enough ventilation,…

Spring Bee Hive Update

Last week I took advantage of our warm weather here in Denver and opened up the hives to take a look at things. Our original hive is in great shape. This hive has a one year old queen I witnessed cutting herself out of her cell last spring after the old queen swarmed. Workers are…

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