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Healthy Honeybee Concentrate Recipe

Bees DIY Homestead Sustainability

Healthy Honeybee Concentrate Recipe

I’m sure you all have heard of the “healthy honeybee” essential oil blend available through many of the bee retailers. This concentrated bottle costs a pretty penny, yet many beekeepers use and swear by it. Instead of buying it, why not make it yourself? With a few simple ingredients, you’ll be able to make your own money saving, healthy honeybee concentrate! Why should you use the Healthy Honeybees concentrate? The concentrated mix can be added to sugar syrup mixtures to prevent mold and fungus growth, boosts immune systems, builds colonies, and can be used as a smokeless way to calm...

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5 Fantastic Reasons You Should Own Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl Homestead Sustainability

5 Fantastic Reasons You Should Own Guinea Fowl

  Guinea Fowl are an often overlooked bird, which is quite a shame. These peculiar looking creatures have a well deserved place in any homestead, barnyard or farm. Although they may not be as attractive or mellow as chickens, they are certainly worth consideration. Here are 5 reasons you should own Guinea Fowl: 1. Organic Pest Control Probably the Guineas best characteristic, they are known to be pest eating machines. A quick look on the internet and you will find several reports of their incredible pest eradication. Guineas can nearly eliminate ticks, grasshoppers, snakes, caterpillars, scorpions, spiders and more. But it gets...

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Chicken Coop Plans for the Layperson and Expert alike!

Chickens DIY Homestead

Chicken Coop Plans for the Layperson and Expert alike!

Are you looking to build a chicken coop but don't know where to start? This is a wonderful resource for plans! I lack construction skills, however I decided that I wanted to build what became my largest coop. I guess I wanted to prove to myself that I could. After looking online for days for plans, I was not able to find any free plans that were very user friendly. I finally decided to purchase plans from ChickenCoopGuides.com and wish I had done so before wasting so much time by being cheap. These are extremely well written, with easy to follow instructions...

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Calling All Instructors!

Bees Chickens Homestead Pueblo Sustainability

Calling All Instructors!

  We are looking for instructors! We are hoping to add a rich variety of courses to the Pueblo and Pueblo West area. In an effort to offer many topics, we need many instructors!Topics including: Gardening, backyard poultry, beekeeping, canning, candle making, goats, vermiculture, composting, essential oils, yoga, and other homestead/hobby farm/related classes. We will provide the advertising and facility. We just need you! Interested in sharing your knowledge and making a little extra money? Please contact us!

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Poultry Nipples: The Ideal Chicken Waterer

Chickens Homestead Sustainability

Poultry Nipples: The Ideal Chicken Waterer

Maybe you have had chickens for years. Or maybe you just purchased your first chicks. In either case, if you have been using the traditional style poultry fount, I'm here to tell you that there is a much, much better way to provide water to your flock. If you have been using the traditional waterer, you know the routine. Scrub the muddy base clean, fill up with water, and repeat. They are always dirty, always need scrubbed, and are often tipped over and spilt. Plastic waterers can break. Galvanized founts cannot be used with apple cider vinegar. So what is the solution?...

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