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Unlike domestic animals, pigs raised for meat production require extra attention. You reap what you sow, so it makes sense to put in more effort for top-quality pork.

Chicken feet injuries are actually a big deal and proper treatment is essential. Without proper treatment, your chicken would have to suffer in pain.

Whether you enjoy honey or have simply observed that it’s an expensive delicacy, becoming a beekeeper is one way to harvest honey that saves time.

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Best Pig Raising Tips For Meat Production

Introduction Raising pigs can sound like a challenging task, especially when commercial farms are always under close scrutiny since flu outbreaks sparked from mass-produced meat. However, by raising a pig or two on your own, you have complete control and oversight on how it is

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The Best Goats To Farm At The Homestead

Introduction Choosing to keep goats on the home farm can produce a consistent supply of goat milk and meat. In general, goats are great at foraging fields, like a form of manual lawn mowing. Additionally, many experienced goat farmers love raising goats for their eccentric

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Everything You Need to Get Started On Milking Your Cow

Introduction If you’re thinking of rearing your own family cow for fresh milk, then you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’re going to cover all the supplies and equipment you’ll need before getting your first bucket of fresh milk. One common misconception

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The Top Recommended Pigs For Homestead

Introduction We know that raising pigs on farms can be daunting, but not as much as deciding what breed of pigs to get. The right resources like effective fencing and designated shelters can help with the efficiency of raising pigs, but with the right breed,

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How To Rear Healthy Rabbits For Meat

Introduction Nowadays, it’s hard to find rabbit meat sold in supermarkets. That’s why it’s not a staple in many people’s diets unlike chicken, pork, and beef. However, rabbit meat is one of the most nutritious sources of meat there. Not only is it higher in

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Everything You Need To Know About Goat Fencing

Introduction Are you a farmer? Or maybe you’re interested in rearing goats. Whatever the case, you’re going to need to know how to build a fence in order to keep your goats safe and contained. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need

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A Beginner’s Guide To Setting Up A Goat Farm

Any experienced farmer knows that goat rearing –– the process of raising and breeding domestic goats to eventually farm their meat, milk, skins, and fibers –– has been around since forever. This is because goats are multi-functional animals, who can produce an array of products

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All You Need to Know About Raising Chickens

Introduction As we progress towards a more eco-conscious way of living, it’s no surprise that many are starting to turn to more sustainable ways of living. One of those includes raising chickens for a steady supply of farm-to-table eggs. Everyone including celebrities has hopped on

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A Rabbit’s Diet Explained

Introduction There’s no denying that thanks to popular cartoons, most of us assume that rabbits only eat carrots. In reality, how many of us can say that we’ve actually seen rabbits eat carrots? According to experts, they can eat carrots, but not too frequently. In

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Here’s Why You Should Let Your Pigs Out on The Pasture

Introduction Our four-legged snouted friends always get the muddy end of the stick. When you think of pigs, you think of a cacophony of oinks and smelly mud. They’re often associated with being dirty and stinky farm animals, which isn’t fair as according to farmers,

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Ways to Make a Profit out of Honey and Beeswax

For those who harvest homemade honey and beeswax, other than sharing and giving it away to family and friends, why not make a profit out of it and sell it to people who are willing to pay for it? When you sell products obtained from

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Tips For Fixing Common Bee Problems

If you’ve landed yourself in this article, it probably means that you are new to the beekeeping venture or are simply interested in it. And if you’re serious about trying beekeeping, you should be aware of the various pests and diseases that can afflict your

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Building a DIY bee house for your garden

While many may know of honeybees as pollinators, do you know that the world’s best pollinators are actually solitary bees? With the decline in the honeybee population, solitary bees are the next best alternative if you are looking for pollinators in your garden. To attract

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Why quails are your best bet for the novice farmer

Tiny but resourceful, quails are great at reaping profits for farmers from multiple avenues. So, in this article, we will be addressing these avenues and how they help you rake in the cash and the things to take into consideration for raising quails, like breeding

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Why ducks are better than chickens

This is for the farm folks who are deciding between ducks or chickens for their farm. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider replacing raising chickens with ducks. 1. Ducks are almost always healthier Compared to chickens, ducks enjoy the water more and can

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How To Help Heal Your Chicken’s Foot Injuries

If you’re new to raising chicken, a foot injury might seem like nothing to you. After all, chicken feet seem pretty hardy, right? Well, that’s exactly the wrong idea to have. Chicken feet injuries are actually a big deal and proper treatment is essential. Without

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Surprising Facts About Raising Pigs

Raising animals for meat production is a special experience. It’s not an experience for everyone and some might be completely unable to take part in such an activity. However, there is something completely special and enriching about the entire journey and experience. You are able

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All You Need To Know About Raising Rabbits For Meat

These few years, many people have become more eco-conscious. Sustainability is no longer just a word that is tossed around. Instead, it is becoming a lifestyle that many are picking up. One key way that many could engage in a sustainable lifestyle is by growing

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Tips for Raising Livestock

Livestock is an umbrella term for animals raised on a farm for food. There are many different animals and each animal may also have various breeds. Every animal has different needs and caring for them can be vastly different. However, on the whole, they are

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A Beginner’s Guide To Caring For Goats

If you’re just starting out at caring for goats, you might have no idea where to begin. Or perhaps you have little to no idea about goats but you’re interested in rearing some. In any case, you probably at least know what a goat looks

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Preventing Disease In Your Cattle Herd

One of the biggest and most important things a farmer has to do is to prevent diseases from occurring within their cattle herd. Diseases can be very detrimental to a farmer as they may lose a great number of their herd or their production output

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A Basic Guide To Raising Ducks

As a beginner, ducks can be pretty challenging to care for. They are similar to chickens but are not the same and this leaves many at a loss. This guide provides a guide to how a beginner can take care of and raise their ducks.

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Why is the Production of Eggs Falling?

The practice of raising your own chickens is becoming increasingly popular all around the world. While it is a good way to ensure self-sustainability, egg production has seen a decrease in the past couple of years.  In most cases, you should expect to see your

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How to Raise Livestock for Food

If you have the land space, raising your own livestock for food is a good step towards self-sustainability. We’ve all seen the rising prices of poultry on our grocery store runs and boy it is worrying. However, raising your livestock allows you to regulate what

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A Guide to Homesteading Animals

Thinking of starting your very own homestead? Unsure of what animals to rear? This is the article for you! Goat Goats are a great helper on the farm. You can always count on the goats to help rid the uninvited guest of the farm also

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Your Guide to Goat Farming

Humans have been rearing livestock for centuries. Poultry and cattle are the most common and well-known, but what many people tend to overlook is the goat farming industry. Goat-farming can be found especially in countries like the Philippines, Nepal, and India, where the weather is

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A Beginner’s Look Into Starting An Organic Cattle Farm

The demand for organic meat has been steadily rising as consumers become more inclined to purchasing natural foods, which come with some additional benefits. For instance, it’s believed to be safer, healthier and better for the environment to consume organic meats over conventional meats.  This

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A Step-By-Step Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping

To start off, congratulations on deciding to become a beekeeper! From building and maintaining your first hive to collecting your first jar of honey, it’ll be an amazing experience from start to end. All in all, it’s a great decision that will benefit the environment

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8 Unifloral Kinds of Honey You Should Know About

Long before sugar or artificial sweeteners were used, the people that came before us used honey. That’s not surprising at all, considering the taste, texture and the availability of honey as a natural resource. Even today, people flock to use honey for a variety of

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I Want a New Swarm. What Should I Do?

One of the most exhilarating parts of beekeeping is catching a swarm. Few things compare to the thrill, and then the satisfaction, of catching a swarm of bees for the season. Of course, as with all big expectations, it can sometimes be disappointing or even

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3 Reasons Why Beekeeping is Great For Kids

When you think of beekeeping, this particular image might come to mind — an elderly man living away from the city, clad in a beekeeping suit, tending to his hive and collecting honey once every summer. Admittedly, that might be a common sight, but beekeeping is

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4 Simple Ways to Help the Honeybees

Not many of us realize it, but honeybees are actually essential to our ecosystems and food. After all, without their help with cross-pollination, we won’t have the fruits, nuts, seeds or any of the vegetables that we enjoy today.   Protect the Bees!   Yet, these precious

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The Various Common Types of Beehives

For many new beekeepers just starting out, it may be incredibly daunting to have so many decisions to make regarding the correct equipment, tools, clothing, and even the species of bees to house. One of the most significant decisions they will have to make is

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Reasons Why you need to pay for Live Bee Removals

Although some beekeepers will happily take out a colony of bees free of charge, there are many who still expect payment for live bee removals. This begets the question of why there are such contradictory ideas on whether or not beekeepers should charge for this

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Why Bees are so Important to Us

Bees may seem like regular insects, but underneath their innocent appearance, they are so much more. They play important roles in ensuring that our environment stays healthy, and they keep our economy healthy too. Bees are fascinating and beautiful insects, and you can read on

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All you need to know about bee sting allergies

Bee stings can be an extremely traumatizing experience, especially if you have never gotten a bee sting before. However, a major concern for most when they realize that they have gotten stung is whether or not they will develop an allergic reaction from their fellow

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Beekeeper’s guide to entrances

For all the beekeepers out there, upper entrances are a popular favorite, and they even make for an effective method to destroy your colony. However, they may not be the best solution as natural elements like the wind and rainfall in your area will determine

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Things You Have To Know About Bee Venom

Many have said that bee venom is useful in treating illnesses and lessening inflammation given its diverse range of medicinal properties. However, these theories are lacking scientific proof and coherent reasoning and evidence. Despite so, there is still a myriad of key information about bee

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Top 10 Benefits of Honey

Since centuries ago, honey has been consumed and used as food and medicine. It is rich in plant compounds that are beneficial to one’s health. Honey is especially healthy, in contrast to refined sugar, since it does not contain calories. Why Honey is so good

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Are Honeycombs Safe to Consume? Why and How?

Consuming honey is nothing new and actually brings about numerous health benefits such as strengthening your heart and liver. Eating honey from the comb, on the other hand, might have some dangers. If you’re curious to find out if you can eat honeycombs, here are

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Bee Pollen: 11 Health Benefits

Bee pollen consists of flower pollen, nectar, honey, enzymes, bee secretions, and wax. Honey bees comb through plants for pollen and bring it to their beehives, for storage and food for their colony. However, bee pollen is different from honey, honeycomb or royal jelly as

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How to Treat Bee Stings at Home?

What happens after a bee sting? For the general population, bee stings are just an inconvenience. You might encounter a brief sharp pain, redness, swelling, itching, and warmth at the sting spot, but there are no severe aftereffects. However, if you have an allergy to

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Bees Types: Apis and Honeybee Varieties

Introduction to Bee Varieties Bees are well-known for their role in the pollination of crops, and the production of food and medical products, such as beeswax, honey bee venom, and royal jelly. Most people are aware of the queen bees and worker bees’ roles, but

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13 Interesting Bee Facts to Know

Why are Bees So Interesting? Bees are well known for their role in pollination, as well as in providing high-quality food such as honey, royal jelly, and pollen, or other medical products that are beneficial to the human body. This includes honey bee venom, propolis,

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Facts About Bees for Kids

A common sight in your everyday life, bees are flying insects that are closely related to wasps and ants, and are well-known for their pollination capabilities; but you probably know them best as producers of honey and beeswax. The following are some knowledge about bees

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why do bees make honey

Why Do Bees Make Honey?

We all know why we want bees to make honey. It tastes delicious and can be very healthy for us. It is a natural foodstuff that has been used by man since ancient times. But why do bees make honey and do bees eat their

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urban beekeeping guide for people just starting out

Urban Backyard Beekeeping and Indoor Hives for Beginners

Urban beekeeping sounds… counter-intuitive compared to becoming a beekeeper on a homestead. And yet, what we consider to be concrete flowerless jungles often make one of the best spots for our flying friends. Urban or backyard beekeeping is a growing trend in cities across Europe

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how to harvest honey

How to Harvest Honey

Harvesting your honey is one of the most exciting parts of being a beekeeper. It is a little daunting the first time, but once you understand how to harvest honey correctly and have done it a few times, it is simple.   The main thing to

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raw honey vs honey what's the difference

Raw Honey Vs. Honey – What’s the Difference?

Over the last few years, there has been a move towards eating whole foods. Whole foods are those that are still close to their natural state, foods that have either not been processed, or minimally processed. Honey is one of the foods that have come

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how to start a bee farm or apiary

How to Become a Beekeeper and Start a Bee Farm

Starting beekeeping can be a meditative, fun and even lucrative hobby for your homestead. If you’re looking to get deep into running a full-fledged homestead, consider adding beekeeping as one of your food and revenue sources. Starting a bee farm takes a little bit of

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buy package bees online

Honey Bees for Sale – Where to Buy Package Bees Online

The commercial value of honey bees as pollinators hovers around $15 billion annually. Fortunately, bees are available for sale rather inexpensively, considering their potential value both regarding pollination and honey production. If you’re looking for package bees online, there’s a lot you need to know

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does honey go bad

How Long Does Honey Last?

Beekeeping is a simple and rewarding project for the would-be homesteader. A hive doesn’t take up a lot of space and requires very little maintenance. And, considering that your average hive produces around 33 pounds of honey per year, you will have plenty of honey

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best beehive smokers

5 Best Beekeeping Hive Smokers in 2020

Whether you are a new or veteran beekeeper, you’re not alone in our modern world. From hobbyists to environmental to commercial beekeeping, beekeepers with more than five colonies in the United States produced 161.9 million pounds of honey in 2016 alone. And among all those

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best bee hive stand

5 Beehive Stands Worth the Money

There is a reason why bees choose to make their hives in trees, and it’s not for humans to find them more easily. Honey bees often select trees for their hives because of the relative safety of being up high rather than on the ground.

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how to winter bees

15 Best Beekeeping Tips for Wintering Bees

Bees, it might surprise you to know, can adapt well to living in a cold climate. How they do, it is quite fascinating. They start by gathering together in a huddle, with the younger bees at the center of the huddle. The “inner circle” is

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