Over the last few days many people have asked how to get started growing Shiitake Mushrooms. This is a video from UKForestry that will show you the basics you need to know.
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In 2016, I experimented with foundation-less frames. Unfortunately, the bees didn’t do what I wanted and turned most of it into drone comb. In the first picture, you can see how the starter strip is nicely drawn out into Read more
One of the most challenging things for a small scale speciality mushroom farmer is the ability to produce enough bags of sterile substrate at one time to be cost-effective and time conscience. When starting a mushroom farm many of Read more
It’s almost done! We’re waiting for the ground rods, then we can set up the charger and go live. Inside, there is room for 36 production honey bee colonies and our queen breeding operation. If we want to expand Read more
This chart is a good reference for the new chick owner. Many people are hatching eggs for the first time or buying chicks and aren’t too sure what temperature is needed for what age of chick.I hope this chart Read more
Standard Cochin Hatching Eggs
Location: Deep Brook (Annapolis Valley), Nova ScotiaCost: $60. per dozenPick up only at this time and social distancing is in effect.
Cochins are Heritage Chickens that are recovering from the endangered list. The Standard Read more
This is a photo of our homegrown shiitake mushrooms. Freshly picked and ready to cook. Add them to a stir fry, omelette, homemade cream of mushroom soup or just sauteed in butter and served on toast.
Shiitake mushrooms are Read more
This is our pretty Silver Laced Standard Cochin hen. She is super friendly and very inquisitive. Always the first one out of the coop and the last one in.
The Silver Laced Standard Cochin is a relatively new and Read more
Springtime in the apiary is always an anxious time for beekeepers. Once the cold weather hits, the bees collect themselves into a tight ball in the middle of the hive and generate enough heat to keep them alive through Read more
Someone once asked baseball great Roger Hornsby what he did in the Winter. His reply: “I stare out the window and wait for Spring.” While we can all echo his sentiment, neither baseball players, or beekeepers take the Winter Read more