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Chickweed (Stellaria media) grows in slightly disturbed places, such as your garden, fallow fields, the edge of pathways and trails, or under greenhouse benches. You probably will not find very much of it near any occupied hen house though, because chicks love it! However, once you learn why, you may decide to grow chickweed for chickens! Birds eat chickweed preferentially & for good reason. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #chickens Sustainable Farming Keeping Chickens, Pet Chickens, Chickweed, Chicken Health, Chicken Feeders, Symptoms, Sick, Sustainable Farming Homesteads, Chickens Backyard
Chickweed for Chickens: A Nutrient Powerhouse For All Ages
Chickweed (Stellaria media) grows in slightly disturbed places, such as your garden, fallow fields, the edge of pathways and trails, or under greenhouse benches. You probably will not find very much of it near any occupied hen house though, because chicks love it! However, once you learn why, you may decide to grow chickweed for chickens! Birds eat chickweed preferentially & for good reason. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #chickens Sustainable Farming
Queen Honey Bee Fertility Research is our topic for this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Alison McAfee. What You’ll Learn How temperature fluctuations can affect queen honey bee fertility What research is currently being conducted in the Queen Honey Bee Fertility area The best place to source your Queen Bees #homesteading #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #hive #beehive #sustainableliving #blog #create Sustainable Farming Beekeeping, Queen, Fertility, Ideas, Beehive, Bee Keeping, Backyard Beekeeping, Queen Bees
Queen Honey Bee Fertility Research - Backyard Beekeeping
Queen Honey Bee Fertility Research is our topic for this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Alison McAfee. What You’ll Learn How temperature fluctuations can affect queen honey bee fertility What research is currently being conducted in the Queen Honey Bee Fertility area The best place to source your Queen Bees #homesteading #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #hive #beehive #sustainableliving #blog #create Sustainable Farming
Join Nicole as she talks to Rebekah and Justin Rhodes about permaculture and stories from their Abundant Permaculture Homestead! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is permaculture 5 permaculture tips for beginners Honduras chicken experience Justin & Rebekah’s successes and failures #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #garden #gardening #gardenbeds #chickens #chicks #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #sustainableliving #blog #create #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming Trucks, Diy, Acre, Back Garden Farming, Homesteading, Poultry Farm, Building A Chicken Coop, Backyard Farming
Permaculture & Stories From The Homestead
Join Nicole as she talks to Rebekah and Justin Rhodes about permaculture and stories from their Abundant Permaculture Homestead! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is permaculture 5 permaculture tips for beginners Honduras chicken experience Justin & Rebekah’s successes and failures #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #garden #gardening #gardenbeds #chickens #chicks #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #sustainableliving #blog #create #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming
Join Nicole and Anna Campisi from 90 Day Fiance as they talk about Anna’s life as a beekeeper. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN More about Anna’s background in beekeeping How did Anna become a beekeeper? Anna’s experience beekeeping in Mexico How Anna manages her apiary in Nebraska What have been Anna’s biggest challenges in beekeeping Anna’s tips for new beekeepers What are the differences in beekeeping in the US versus Turkey? Backyard Bounty Podcast And More! Click the link to listen! Sustainable Farming Challenges, Farming, Sustainable Farming, Nebraska, Backyard, Experience
Life as a Beekeeper
Join Nicole and Anna Campisi from 90 Day Fiance as they talk about Anna’s life as a beekeeper. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN More about Anna’s background in beekeeping How did Anna become a beekeeper? Anna’s experience beekeeping in Mexico How Anna manages her apiary in Nebraska What have been Anna’s biggest challenges in beekeeping Anna’s tips for new beekeepers What are the differences in beekeeping in the US versus Turkey? Backyard Bounty Podcast And More! Click the link to listen! Sustainable Farming
Join Nicole and Ben of the BIP Tech Team as they talk about Colony Collapse Disorder, current beekeeping trends, and what is the BIP Tech Team. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is the BIP Tech Team What is the Sentential Hive program What is Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Current Beekeeping Trends #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #beehive #sustainableliving #blog #create #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming Colonial, Disorders
What is Colony Collapse Disorder?
Join Nicole and Ben of the BIP Tech Team as they talk about Colony Collapse Disorder, current beekeeping trends, and what is the BIP Tech Team. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is the BIP Tech Team What is the Sentential Hive program What is Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Current Beekeeping Trends #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #beehive #sustainableliving #blog #create #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming
The Plymouth Rock chicken is one of the oldest American breeds & also one of the most popular. These dual-purpose chickens make practical additions to your flock. They are also one of the sweetest chicken breeds you can find. In this article, we talk about these chickens’ background & how they became an American staple. We cover the behavior you can expect from this docile breed, appearance, health, & purposes, & more. Click the link to learn more! #hobbyfarm #chicken Sustainable Farming Design, Plymouth, Dali City, Popular, Gardening, Heat Tolerant Chicken Breeds, Homestead Chickens, Heat Tolerant Chickens, Rare Chicken Breeds
Everything You Need to Know About the Plymouth Rock Chicken & More
The Plymouth Rock chicken is one of the oldest American breeds & also one of the most popular. These dual-purpose chickens make practical additions to your flock. They are also one of the sweetest chicken breeds you can find. In this article, we talk about these chickens’ background & how they became an American staple. We cover the behavior you can expect from this docile breed, appearance, health, & purposes, & more. Click the link to learn more! #hobbyfarm #chicken Sustainable Farming
The Australorp is a wonderfully good-natured bird and the national chicken of Australia. It was first developed from Orpington stock that came from the United Kingdom & was cross-bred with other strains. The name Australorp or Black Australorp was derived from Australian Black Orpington. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #chickens #chicks #eggs #egg #raisingchickens #sustainableliving #blog #create #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming Australorp Chicken, Heritage Breeds, Australian Farm, Black Australorp, Chickens, Farm Life, Chicken Coop, Incredible Eggs
The Black Australorp: Australia’s World Record Egg Layer
The Australorp is a wonderfully good-natured bird and the national chicken of Australia. It was first developed from Orpington stock that came from the United Kingdom & was cross-bred with other strains. The name Australorp or Black Australorp was derived from Australian Black Orpington. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #chickens #chicks #eggs #egg #raisingchickens #sustainableliving #blog #create #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming
This week on the Backyard Bounty podcast we bring you something a little different as Nicole joins Brad from Coop Dreams TV for their Teaching Tuesday FaceBook live event, WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Guinea Fowl and things to things to consider you get started Fermenting feed why you should do it How Nicole got started with Heritage Acres Market What to keep on your chicken first aid kit #homesteading #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #garden #chickens #chicks #raisingchickens Sustainable Farming Coop Dreams, Farm, Coop, Hobby Farms
Coop Dreams Teaching Tuesday Interview
This week on the Backyard Bounty podcast we bring you something a little different as Nicole joins Brad from Coop Dreams TV for their Teaching Tuesday FaceBook live event, WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Guinea Fowl and things to things to consider you get started Fermenting feed why you should do it How Nicole got started with Heritage Acres Market What to keep on your chicken first aid kit #homesteading #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #garden #chickens #chicks #raisingchickens Sustainable Farming
First Saturday Lime is an eco-friendly insect repellent, neutralizer, and deodorizer. We use First Saturday Lime with our chickens, honey bees, garden, pond, cats, and more. Organic Gardening, Harry Potter, Insect Repellent, Repellent, Slug Repellant, Mosquito Larvae, Pests, Lime Uses
First Saturday Lime: How To Use This Insect Repellant And Deodorizer Around The Farm And Garden
First Saturday Lime is an eco-friendly insect repellent, neutralizer, and deodorizer. We use First Saturday Lime with our chickens, honey bees, garden, pond, cats, and more.
Beekeeping comes with one little setback- the stings! Sure, we do our best to avoid getting stung, because once one of the bees stings us, she will die. And, yes, getting stung hurts! In general, bees are very passive and non-aggressive. Many a gardener has tended to their flowers alongside foraging bees. Bees are not inherently dangerous or seek out victims, and only sting when provoked or defending their hive. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #bees Sustainable Farming Bee And Wasp Stings, Bee Sting, Allergic Reaction, Wasp Stings, Allergic, Foraging, Bee Venom
Understanding Bee Stings & Allergic Reactions
Beekeeping comes with one little setback- the stings! Sure, we do our best to avoid getting stung, because once one of the bees stings us, she will die. And, yes, getting stung hurts! In general, bees are very passive and non-aggressive. Many a gardener has tended to their flowers alongside foraging bees. Bees are not inherently dangerous or seek out victims, and only sting when provoked or defending their hive. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #bees Sustainable Farming
A few times a year we will go on vacation for 3-7 days, leaving behind our flocks. I no longer worry about our birds and can relax and enjoy our vacation because I’ve been able to set up a system that works great. In fact, we use this system all the time, so I only have to tend to the chicken chores about once a week! Here is exactly what we do when we go on vacation. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #chickens #chicks #eggs #egg #raisingchickens Sustainable Farming Laying Hens, Rodent Problem, Wild Birds
How To Vacation When You Have Chickens
A few times a year we will go on vacation for 3-7 days, leaving behind our flocks. I no longer worry about our birds and can relax and enjoy our vacation because I’ve been able to set up a system that works great. In fact, we use this system all the time, so I only have to tend to the chicken chores about once a week! Here is exactly what we do when we go on vacation. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #chickens #chicks #eggs #egg #raisingchickens Sustainable Farming
Diagnosing bee diseases can be tricky, and proper diagnosis is required for proper treatment. Do your bees have nosema? Do they have American Foulbrood? Or are they stricken with something else entirely? Diagnosing these ailments requires a number of specialized tools like a microscope and general knowledge of microbiology. Or, you can have your bees tested for free. #homesteading #backyard #hobbyfarm #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #hive #beehive Sustainable Farming Microbiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, Disease, Bee Colony, Helpful Hints
Free Honeybee Disease Testing
Diagnosing bee diseases can be tricky, and proper diagnosis is required for proper treatment. Do your bees have nosema? Do they have American Foulbrood? Or are they stricken with something else entirely? Diagnosing these ailments requires a number of specialized tools like a microscope and general knowledge of microbiology. Or, you can have your bees tested for free. #homesteading #backyard #hobbyfarm #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #hive #beehive Sustainable Farming
HONEYBEE OR HONEY BEE, WHICH IS CORRECT? This can be a confusing topic, as both “honeybee” and “honey bee” spellings are often found in many documents, articles and websites. So how do you know which is correct? Click the link to find out! #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #gardening #gardenbeds #chickens #raisingchickens #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #hive #beehive #sustainableliving #blog #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming Honey Bee, Bee Hive, Bees
Honeybee or Honey Bee?
HONEYBEE OR HONEY BEE, WHICH IS CORRECT? This can be a confusing topic, as both “honeybee” and “honey bee” spellings are often found in many documents, articles and websites. So how do you know which is correct? Click the link to find out! #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #gardening #gardenbeds #chickens #raisingchickens #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #hive #beehive #sustainableliving #blog #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming
Did you know the United States Department of Agriculture offers two programs, ELAP and NAP, to cover honey bee losses? In fact, the USDA has up to $20 million of Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds available for losses under the ELAP program, courtesy of the 2014 Farm Bill. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #gardening #gardenbeds #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #hive #beehive #sustainableliving #blog #create Sustainable Farming Insurance
Free Insurance for Honey Bees
Did you know the United States Department of Agriculture offers two programs, ELAP and NAP, to cover honey bee losses? In fact, the USDA has up to $20 million of Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds available for losses under the ELAP program, courtesy of the 2014 Farm Bill. #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #gardening #gardenbeds #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honeybees #beecolony #hive #beehive #sustainableliving #blog #create Sustainable Farming
Join Nicole as she answers some common backyard chicken questions from Backyard Bounty podcast listeners. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Answers to Common Backyard Chicken Questions Effects of light on rearing chicks and egg production How to introduce new chickens to your flock How to water cheaply and easily Good feed choices #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #chickens #chicks #eggs #egg #raisingchickens #blog #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming Chicken, Egg Production
Common Backyard Chicken Questions Answered
Join Nicole as she answers some common backyard chicken questions from Backyard Bounty podcast listeners. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Answers to Common Backyard Chicken Questions Effects of light on rearing chicks and egg production How to introduce new chickens to your flock How to water cheaply and easily Good feed choices #homesteading #backyard #backyardfarm #hobbyfarm #farm #DIY #farmlife #garden #chickens #chicks #eggs #egg #raisingchickens #blog #startingabusiness Sustainable Farming