Training students across NSW can sometimes pose a challenge for NSW DPI Tocal College's online Adult Education and Schools Program.
It seems that everyone uses glyphosate weed killer (Roundup) - gardeners, farmers, and councils. Does it affect bees? It is a herbicide, blocking an enzyme essential to the life of plants. As such it is safe for humans and animals who do not have that enzyme.
For those of you who have a limitation on space or just want to try something a little different, perhaps quail are something to try. They are small, quite manageable and provide both eggs and meat, albeit in a somewhat smaller package.
Fully subsidised rural and dairy traineeships is one of the drought initiatives from the NSW Government. Trainees attending Tocal College do not pay training fees.
What is organic honey? The chemical meaning of 'organic', reflected in the Oxford English Dictionary, is a substance composed of hydrocarbon radicals, the elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
Having evolved with flowering plants, honey bees have been on earth for millions of years and have been exploited by mankind for thousands of years.
Nest boxes are an essential part of keeping hens and it is worth paying attention to creating a fantastic laying environment for hens.
Brood management basics still are to have great nesting material, ensure the boxes and nests are free from pests that will annoy the hen and have the broody pest free to begin with and probably wormed as well.