Beekeeping in April

The beekeeping year can start again in earnest now that April has arrived.  It is wonderful to see the bees flying, ...

Now it’s all a bit bleak and the chicken run is looking a bit sad its a good time to look into maybe moving the ...

Chicken Keeping Tips for November

This is the month when the ground can become wet and soggy so you may have to consider adding some woodchips to your ...

Beekeeping in October

Beekeeping in October is a much quieter affair then in previous months.  By now the bees have been treated for ...

October in the Chicken Run

On a nice dry day let your chickens out first thing in the morning – then arm yourself with a fairly long bristled ...

Beekeeping in September

Beekeeping in September marks a very busy period of the beekeeping year.  Typically this is one of the months when ...

Chicken Essentials Tips: Healthy Hens

Healthy Hens I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of good hygiene: – Always wash your hands ...

Do you have hedgehogs in your garden?

Reading University researchers urgently need your help with a conservation project As you may be aware hedgehog ...

A Guide to Local Bats

by Meg Noble from Sheepdrove Farm On the 30th August, hundreds of people will be gathering across 30 different ...

Harvest ‘Worming’

The harvest has been early this year due to early rain we had followed by lots of sun to ripen the crops. When the ...