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Last year I registered my bee operation with the USDA. That made my 1/3 acre in town a small farm. Literally living the Urban Farm Lifestyle.

David Proctor

 

 
  
 
 
 
From Seed To Fork, Egg To Plate.

    We may not live on a farm, but we can grow where we live.

 

 

 


Sold The Farm – Urban Farm Lifestyle

by David Proctor


 July 18, 2019

Urban Farm Lifestyle Magazine    Published Weekly


I have sold my home as part of my downsizing and also do to the traveling I will be doing this next year.
I was hoping that I would be able to expand this year and finally get chickens, but that was not to be, at least for now.

 

Horizontal Hives - 14 Frames

Horizontal Hives – 14 Frames Per Box

I have been looking at acreage in different areas and hope that after a brief stint of work and travel, I can settle down to a location that will allow me to graze cattle.

Having cattle on land is one of the best things that can be done for the land, as long as they are managed and moved daily.

I am looking at trying to find land that I can lease and manage a heifer operation.  This would also give me a chance to have my chickens, hogs, sheep, goats, bees, worms, and whatever else will fit on the land.

In the meantime, I had to get rid of my bees.  I started this year with two horizontal hives. One hive left and went into a Warre Hive that I had vacant by the house.

Me In Bee Suit

Me In Bee Suit

Thurman And I Preparing The Hive To Move

Thurman And I Preparing The Hive To Move

Steep Hill

Steep Hill

That hive populated and split then went to another vacant Warre hive.

Warre Hive

Warre Hive With Bees On the Outside Just Hanging Out

Smoking Bees

Smoking Bees Back In

I hated to see the bees go, but it was hard trying to imagine having four hives with at least 100,000 bees in a minivan, going down the road and nothing not happening that would probably be regrettable in the future. All it takes is one bee buzzing around your head to have problems while driving.

Thurman Burnley from Burnley Farm Apiary came and got the bees from me so they could have a new home.

Burnley Farm Apiary

Burnley Farm Apiary (Who I bought The Bees From)

Now what to do with the cat?

I have not missed a Thursday publication in over four years now. I hope everyone that opens their email that has my inbox magazine has enjoyed the articles.

I am trying to figure out if this is an ending article or just a change. I will keep you posted.


Check It Out!

 

Black Baldy

Black Baldy


Quick Tip

 

When moving bees wait till evening so they are back at the hive and not our foraging.

 


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