Garden & Yard Tour 2020 (4K)
With any project, it is always a good idea to see what you have to work with when you get started. A quick tour of the 12 acres of land should give you an idea.
Introduction to Farm Food Feast
The plan is simple; produce a world-class 12-course meal for 16 people using only the food produced on the 13 acres I live. It's harder than you think.
Beekeeping: Finding the Queen
Many beekeepers spend a lot of time looking for the queen in a hive, but I’ve never found that to be a useful way to spend my time. It is a fact that you never need to find the queen bee…
Canadian Honey Grades
Does the phrase “Canada No. 1 Honey” on the front of a honey jar mean it was made in Canada? No, it doesn’t. The phrase signifies the visual and chemical composition of the honey, by…
How to Make Maple Syrup
With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, the first step to utilizing the yard is to tap the maple trees and make some maple syrup. I’ve made maple syrup a few times in the past…
Beekeeping: How Many Brood Boxes
As a beekeeper, the goal is to have healthy, productive hive and a reoccurring question that gets asked is: “How many brood chambers does a hive need?”. Some say two deep…
Beehive Inspection Form
Beekeeping has become more complicated in the last few decades with the increased presence of disease and chemical contamination from pesticides. Keeping healthy hives requires good record…
Beekeeping has changed significantly in the last 25 years. Neonicotinoids have created real issues for bees, other farm chemicals like fungicides have contributed to bee decline as well. The…