Goat Mischief and More: Interview with Itty Bitty Farm in the City’s Heidi Kooy

Mischievous goat

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…

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.

compost heap

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…

Spring Bee Hive Update

Happy bees, happy beekeeper.

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…