Plants that attract Bees to your Garden

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I love having bees in my garden. Once I have planted my veggie garden for the season, one of the most important things to be done is to sit back and let nature take its course. Bees play a vital role in the food chain, offering their pollination services in exchange for nectar and honey. […]

Safety Tips for Keeping Bees

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Beekeeping Safety If you’re a bee keeper, either for fun or profit, you will know the joy of seeing a healthy hive and harvesting some of the liquid gold we call honey.  But beekeeping is not without its risks and there are some basic things you can do to ensure your safety. If you’ve ever […]

Pumpkin Pollination

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Until this summer I have never managed to get any pumpkins off my pumpkin vines.  Each spring I diligently plant several varieties of pumpkins with optimism and hope.  Each year I get a run of pumpkin vine spilling out over the edge of the veggie garden, headed north east in search of something – sunlight […]

Picnic for the Bees

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We have many beautiful trees on our farm.  I estimate we have around 2 hectares, or 5 acres, of natural bush land, untouched by human development.  Most of it is in one area at the back of our proposed house block, and we have a wide strip of native scrub down the side of our lane […]