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Stories from the farm - a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm

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Stories from the farm – a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarm

Stingless bees are wonderful honey makers are especially important for pollinating and having different species means more flower types are looked after.

There are over 500 sub-species of the stingless bee family spread all over the world. We have two kinds here at 5EyesFarm, both productive in their own way. Great thing is they don’t sting so there is no need for all that clothing.

The Tetragonula builds a long ‘trunk’ as a protective entrance way that nothing shall pass. The soldier bees guard this small entrance and only let in their own. They nest in logs and store their honey in crevices. They are awesome creatures.

The Trigona are smaller, significantly. You can only really see them if you look hard, in the right light or if you can open their nest which is, in our case a simple box.

 

We keep Asian Honey Bees at 5EyesFarm as well.

Also see our Urban Bee Keeping video

 

 

Organic Life – stories from the farm

Organic Life – stories from the farm

Organic gardening is not about just substituting toxic chemicals with less toxic ones, but about a whole different way of thinking and working. It is a conscious effort to cooperate with Nature in the creation of health and abundance for all.

Heide Hermary

The Essence of Organic Gardening

“The Five Focus Areas We Aim To Achieve (the 5)”

“The Five Focus Areas We Aim To Achieve (the 5)”

The 5 things we do at 5EyesFarm are all integrated – related – reliant on each other. 1. Organic Farming 2. Green-Ed 3. Sustainable living 4. Good food 5. Community engagement

We are creating models to pass on to help improve resilience, adaptation, future food and the environment.

A learning journey – a special interactive field trip in nature

A learning journey – a special interactive field trip in nature

Posts Stories from the farm - a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarmA Learning Journey is a hands-on way to explore the farm and learn in nature. It is like a total immersion experience in a safe natural environment. We use work...

The Masheer, a beautiful fresh water fish

Tor Soro is the common name for Masheer fish, a fresh water fish prised for their size of up to 2 meters.Mahseer have large, thick scales, powerful jaws, and sometimes very fleshy, lips adapted for taking food from the bottom.

Bee farming in the backyard is fun and good

Bee farming in the backyard is fun and good

Posts Stories from the farm - a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarmKeeping Honey Bee in our Urban backyard This story is about European honey bees in Melbourne, Australia. At 5EyesFarm we have the Asian Honey bee and several species...

The bees have moved in to the spare room

The bees have moved in to the spare room

Posts Stories from the farm - a closer look at the people, the place and the bio-diversity at 5EyesFarmWe learned the ropes of beekeeping in Australia for some years with a few urban hives. These were Apis mellifera (commonly called European Honey Bees (EHB) though...