Look Who’s 1!

Our hens are one year old this month!  After years of dreaming about backyard chickens, nervously placing an order for day old chicks before a shovel was even sunk into the ground, then anxiously awaiting their arrival, my chicks have now gone from peeping fluff balls to clucking hens, proudly announcing eggs laid and squawking and chattering… Continue reading Look Who’s 1!

New Beginnings and New Bees

There are two basic ways of getting honey bees:  a nucleus colony or a package of bees.  When I first started beekeeping, I ordered nucs, short for nucleus colonies, because it was like a small starter hive containing five frames of worked comb, a laying queen acclimated to the honey bees accompanying her and of course,… Continue reading New Beginnings and New Bees