Category Archives: Beekeeping

Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country. A quick review.

I ran across “The Permaculture Handbook: Garden farming for Town and Country” by Peter Bane while ordering another Permaculture book on Amazon. While Mr. Bane is a fellow Hoosier and I was aware of his work (I had even considered … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #25- Interview with Sue Spicer and Kay Grimm of Fruit Loop Acres

Here is an interview with the owners and managers of a 1 acre Permaculture Food Forest right on the near eastside of Indianapolis Indiana. During this interview we discuss Fruit Loop Acres (in depth), Permaculture design principles, practical applications of … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Bee Keeper

Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper from Steve Ellington on Vimeo. This 20 minute documentary does a better job of covering the varied aspects of bee keeping than many books and videos that set out to teach about the process. Mr. … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #21- Interview with Kate Franzman of Bee Public and Growing Places

A couple of weeks ago I got to sit down with Growing Places resident bee keeper and urban farmer Kate Franzman. The subject of our conversation was bees. We talk about their life cycles, how to keep them healthy, Colony … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #19- Interview with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens

Recently I got to sit down with Andrew Brake of Naptown Chickens and talked about a wide variety of urban homesteading topics. It may be a bit of a surprise but the majority of our conversation centered around chickens, and … Continue reading

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Indianapolis be alert! Your city is being rezoned.

As we discussed in a prior article, Indianapolis is in the process of being rezoned. If you care about neighborhood resiliency, decentralizing food production, and your cities ability to rehabilitate itself this matters to you. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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The Right to Farm- Michigans current battle.

Ok I just sat here for the last two hours writing all of the reasons I disagree with this ruling. Then I deleted it. You see, after reading the law (ACT 93 of 1981, Michigan Right to Farm Act) and … Continue reading

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Stopping Bee Colony Collapse Disorder with Permaculture Principles.

Permies This video from Paul Wheaton of Rich Soil‘s youtube channel, is simply the best explanation of what is happening with colony collapse disorder. The best part is the USDA has finally (three years later) acknowledged the correctness of these … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #5 Interview with Maggie Goeglein Hanna of Fall Creek Gardens

This weeks Podcast is a lengthy (about an hour twenty minutes) interview with Maggie Goeglein Hanna over at Fall Creek Gardens. Normally I would trim down to under an hour, but I felt like it was worth keeping the continuity … Continue reading

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How to start beekeeping- Farm Raised with P Allen Smith

Farm Raised with P Allen Smith Have a sweet tooth, but you want to eat things good for the environment? Well besides planting fruit trees, another way of addressing this is to raise bees for honey. The work they do … Continue reading

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25 video series on Bee Keeping with Dr. Delaplane at the University of Georgia

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Beekeeping without chemistry- Michael Bush, Treatment free bees.

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Paul Wheatons Keynote Speech from the S California Permaculture Convergence. Super informative.

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Forums and Community

So I was considering adding a forum here at DIY Food Supply, then I remembered that I don’t have time to manage one, and I tend to lurk on forums quite a bit more than I participate. So even though … Continue reading

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