Green Living | Beekeeping

Boost Your Crop Yield With a Partnership With Bees

Entering into a partnership with bees is a great idea, particularly if you grow your own food! Bees have been shown to increase crop yield from 30% to sometimes as much as 70% or more! Not only does pollination by bees increase the crop yield, but studies have also shown that it also increases the…

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Stainless Steel Bee Smoker Review

A bee smoker is an essential piece of equipment for every beekeeper. It is used to produce smoke which is then introduced into the hive you want to work on. The smoke has a calming effect on the bees and makes them less likely to sting. Needless to say, your bee smoker, therefore needs to…

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OXO Kitchen Top Compost Bin Review

Using a kitchen top compost bin is an easy small step to get into green living and doing your bit for the planet! Composting your kitchen organic waste rather than sending it to a landfill is the environmentally responsible thing to do. Your garden will also thrive as a result! With this little unit you…

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Best Beehive For Beginner Beekeepers

The best beehive for beginner beekeepers is a design that is practical, easy to use, wallet friendly and portable!There are many hive designs out there, each with their pros and cons. My beehive of choice comes from the perspective of a homesteader, backyard beekeeper, although many commercial beekeeping operations also use this design due to…

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7 Top Tips For Tomato Growing

Here are some top tips for successful tomato growing. Tomatoes are a versatile food, rich in vitamins and nutrients. These properties are enhanced even further if you grow them yourself following organic methods. Tomatoes are fun to grow due to the many varieties. They are easy to grow and give a quick return. [wpsm_toplist] Top…

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4 Tips For Choosing a Beekeepers Suit

A beekeepers suit is part of the essential gear for a beekeeper, whether you are a beginner beekeeper or a seasoned veteran! Your beekeeper suit does not need to make a fashion statement, but it does need to be effective! Consider the following tips when choosing a beekeepers suit to make sure you have a…

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5 Must Have Items For Beekeeping

These 5 must have items for beekeeping are the basic gear that you need to set up a hive and maintain your colony safely, while reaping the benefits of the bees pollinating your vegetable garden and having some raw honey every year. Let’s get down to the gear! Bee Suit The bee suit is a…

Healthy Lifestyle | Green Living

How To Make Plantain Salve

Plantain is a medicinal plant with many uses and making a plantain salve for external application is one of the best ways to prepare it for daily use. To find out more about Plantain and it’s uses, take a look at our post Plantain – Weed or Miracle Plant This preparation uses bees wax to…

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How To Build A Worm Farm In 5 Easy Steps

5 Easy steps to build a worm farm as a DIY project. Recycle your organic kitchen waste and get fertiliser and growth boosting products for your garden!