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A couple weeks ago, I had the good fortune to sit down with Heidi Kooy from Itty Bitty Farm in the City to talk about goat rearing in an urban environment. Although not necessarily high on most people’s priority list, I found the concept…Learn More
The debate over whether or not goats should be allowed in urban backyards is a heated one, as I discovered after being interviewed for a New York Times article describing the difficulties of goat ownership. Unfortunately, the article failed to acknowledge the benefits of…Learn More
Double Digging, Intensive Gardening, French Bio-intensive, whatever current buzzword is trotted out to sell the latest gardening book. The most sacred of sacred cows. And a complete waste of your time and effort. Compost Myth-busting returns! Digging and especially Double Digging (turning the soil completely over) is a…Learn More
The continuing process for changing over to foundationless hives is very simple. Keep adding new frames to the center of the bottom box two at a time. When you add a new pair, move a pair of old contaminated foundation based frames up to the second box….Learn More
What is natural comb? What is foundation? What do you mean by foundationless? It is apparent there is a lot of confusion out there surrounding this. I think this post will make things crystal clear! Most chemically managed hives are full of nasty old comb…Learn More
I started out beekeeping on my own just the way I learned growing up. With foundation. I had heard the old saws: “It takes twenty pounds of honey to make a pound of wax” “You can’t extract if you don’t have foundation” “You will…Learn More
From Gerald in Cullowhee, NC: So–I am now an organic beekeeper. But am cheating a bit–we have no other bees that we know of within a couple miles so no chance of catching something from other hives. Hi Gerald, Glad to hear you are…