Beekeeping for Beginners: Buying Bees for the First Time

Springtime will be here before you know it, which means if you’re a beginner beekeeper, you’ll be buying bees for the first time. There can be a lot of decisions to make when you first start, including what to consider when buying your first bee colony. Here are some critical things you need to know…

What is Sour Crop in Chickens, and What to Do About it.

What is Sour Crop in chickens? This article will help you understand what it is, and what you need to do.  In fact, you might want to Pin This for future reference! Sour Crop is something I am very familiar with. Our hen, Ruth, was prone to crop issues since she was young (that’s our…

Sour Crop in Chickens- What is It and What to Do About It.

A happy, healthy backyard flock is something all chicken keepers desire. But sometimes injuries and ailments occur, and you need to be prepared to spot the signs. Sour Crop is something I am very familiar with as we had a hen, Ruth, that was prone to crop issues since she was young (that’s our Ruthie…

Just How Busy are the Bees?

We harvested our first batch of honey this year. After not taking any last summer and losing our colony over winter, we decided this year to go for it. Last year we took a conservative approach and didn’t take any of the honey for fear that the bees would not have enough honey to feed…