Betty Taylor





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10/9/2013
Render beeswax from your wax cappings easily and inexpensively.
2/28/2014
This is an explanation of how I use a late winter warmup to manipulate my hives in preparation for spring nectar gathering and to minimize swarming.
2/7/2014
The joys and heartaches that can come with kidding season are a part of life on a goat farm.
5/21/2014
This is a followup to an earlier blog that reports on the successes and failures in creating nucleus beehives this spring.
5/1/2014
Describes how understanding the nectar flow in your geographical area helps you maximize colony health and honey production.
8/29/2014
This beekeeping blog post describes robbing behavior in honeybees, what causes it, and how to prevent or stop it.
6/6/2014
Here I describe the honey harvest and how it varies from year to year.
7/8/2014
In this blog, I hope to convince beekeepers that not feeding the bees is better for the health of the bees and for the beekeeper's bottom line.
8/9/2013
Find out how to protect your hives and honeycomb from wax moths without using chemicals.
8/16/2013
Learn how to keep your bees properly fed and also ensure a plentiful and delicious honey harvest!
4/8/2014
Describes the timing and the nuts and bolts involved in expanding your apiary by making nucleus hives.
3/26/2014
A meditation on the benefits and fulfillment found in the physical labor of homesteading chores.
12/2/2013
Beekeeping expert Betty Taylor explains how to reliquify crystalized honey while maintaining color, quality, and nutrients.
9/19/2013
Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.
10/30/2013
How to prepare your hives for the winter to protect them from mice, skunks, opossums and other wildlife.
11/19/2013
Encouragement for new beekeepers who may be confused and overwhelmed about all the conflicting advice about keeping bees.
9/3/2013
Beekeeper Betty Taylor explains what for look for during an end-of-summer hive inspection.
12/10/2013
This series of posts chronicles Betty Taylor's adventures in goat farming. This first post covers selecting a goat breed and breeder, costs, and preparing for arrival of my goats.
1/6/2014
Describes the winter hive life of the honey bees.
12/26/2013
Describes the heartache that can come of now observing and working with nature when raising goats.
1/2/2014
Musing on how most of us believe "the end" is near for various reasons.
1/28/2014
How to make a cheap hay feeder for goats that cuts down on wasted hay.
7/16/2014
A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
8/8/2014
In all that can go wrong in beekeeping, it's time to be grateful for a good season.
12/5/2014
A brief update on how the bees are faring during a break in the freezing weather.
12/16/2013
Safely bring a new goat herd home and getting them used to you and their new surroundings.
10/7/2014
Some things to know about the last fall hive inspections in preparing the bees for winter.
9/9/2009
There’s never been a better time to raise chickens in the city, but if your only hesitation is where to put them, check this out the chicken tractor coop — a coop on wheels!
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor reflects on his survival of a bizarre accident, his gratitude for life and his hypergraphia.
11/17/2009
Geoff Taylor talks about his childhood love of tools, his impressive collection of hammers and the first step in his plan for repairing an old friend.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor laments the frequency of ladder accidents that happen as a result of neglecting necessary precautions, such as wearing sturdy shoes and always have a spotter.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor thanks the publications that inspired his writing career.
7/27/2009
Quails make an excellent urban choice for poultry raising, chiefly for their tranquil nature, minimal noise and egg-producing efficiency. In this, the second installment of my series on quail-raising, you'll learn how to identify gender from color and marks and see how quail eggs compare with those of chickens.  
7/1/2009
Raising baby coturnix quail is an exciting adventure. Taylor is completely new to raising poultry and shares his experiences.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor remembers a quality discussion with his cat, in which the amazing benefits of owning free-range chickens are the primary topic.


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