For the past 2 seasons, a natural-minded beekeeper named Bobby has been keeping honeybees at our farm. He wanted to try to find the most “natural” places in our county as possible and called us to inquire whether we’d be open to hosting these wonderful pollinating beings. We’ve been very happy that we agreed. While pollination has never been an issue for us as we have plenty of wild spaces and pollen and nectar-rich plants that bloom season-long so native pollinators are abundant, we love seeing which plants the honeybees seem particularly fond of on any given day. Plus, […]

5 from the farm: July 31, 2017

bumblebee on thistle
  If you are a customer at one of the farmers’ markets we attend, you may have noticed this sign at our stall. We are a Certified Bee Friendly Farm. In fact, we were the first Atlantic Canadian farm to certify as bee friendly. So, what does that mean? Well, it means that, in addition to providing humans with food, we make sure that our farm provides bees (and other pollinators) with a safe food source (we never spray our crops with pesticides), as well as safe habitats and water sources. The bees that we are doing this for include […]

Bee Friendly

On Monday, July 16th (rain date July 17th), between 10 am and 3 pm, we’ll be hosting a Biodiversity Workshop and potluck at the farm! Biodiversity is something that is super important to us and we want to make sure we can maintain and enhance it on our farm. But we need to know other beings live on the farm along with us, why they like living there, and how we can make sure we don’t ruin that. Also, what can we do to attract other species that might like to live on the farm as well. So, we’re hosting […]

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