The bees’ honey stores were well stocked for winter, so there was enough for us to have some too! “Us” as in the rest of the family. I’m allergic to honey!
Published by Bees' Needs Dirty Arts Farm
Our family began beekeeping six years ago and began an unending adventure. Among all the other thing we have learned, we realized bees need flowering plants 10 months a year. To enrich our rocky east Tennessee soil and appease Lulu and Arlo, our children who have begged for bunnies for many years, we bought two flemish giant rabbits. Quickly thereafter, we accidentally became Giant Bunny Breeders. We learned the trade over the first year with our Flemish Giants and have since become enamored with Continental giants and are working to develop a Giant French Lop line as well. Giant rabbits are wonderfully funny and sweet pets, and the fertilizer they produce keeps the blooms for bees going for most of the year. We leave an acre of our property wild to allow a buffer habitat for wild species of plants and animals (like milkweed, raccoons and foxes). Our Livestock Guard dogs, Aphrodite and Freyr, keep the wildlife out of the bunny yard. Following the bees has led us to numerous flourishing, beautiful endeavors that inspire us to mimic the art we see in our little farm. From our home to yours, in addition to giant rabbits we also offer organic produce, honey, seasonal homemade pastries and canned goods, natural cosmetic oils, botanicals and occasionally, artwork and hemp… all free of anything that might harm our planet, children or you. We are currently offering socially distanced, masked, curbside service for pick up or delivery of food. I work with transporters on a monthly basis who traverse the country to deliver bunnies for a small fee. Contact me by phone, text or email if you have questions about any of our products. View all posts by Bees' Needs Dirty Arts Farm