Some of you might have heard that chickens and honeybees cannot coexist. It seems this myth spreads by the chicken keepers who’ve seen their birds catching and eating mice whole or battling with some animals. Chickens, sometimes, can be ruthless and they did not get little dinosaurs as their nickname for nothing.
The good news is that honeybees and chickens may and do coexist harmoniously. Remember to keep them in the backyard or homestead and they will do fine with some precautions and preparation. Keeping chickens and honeybees provides you a better picture of the food system. Keeping chickens provides you instant gratification daily with immediate compost prepared for a garden.
On the other hand, honeybees are longer term once you consider harvesting the hive’s products, yet that is another lesson to bear in mind as it takes time and it depends on the particular season.
There is a trick to raise chickens and honey bees together. If you want to get better results, you should check out the post of Crystal from Whole Fed Homestead.com about raising chickens and honey bees together effectively.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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