Be Dert wrote:We're here. About an hour point five south west of Atlanta. On 4 acres, surrounded by thousands more that we don't own but that aren't going anywhere any time soon. Struggling to make the rent and tend the land (either one being pretty tough on its own). Would love to let some folks pull an RV up and stay rent-free or damn near, in exchange for some help around the place. There's more to do than we can or even know how to do, but it sure is a cute little patch of land, very much worth doing right by.
Anyway. We're here.
know nothing about bees
Laura Johnson wrote:HELLO, anybody still out there? All these posts are 4 years old. I live in Fayetteville area - about 20 minutes South of the Atlanta airport. Finished my Permaculture Design course 2 years ago and slowly converting my existing gardens to Permaculture/huglekultur/food-forest garden. Only have 2 aces and most is wooded. Chase the sun for my garden.
ev kuhn wrote:whow, last reply 7 month ago
that is quite discouraging
let me try anyways:
the last few years I fought kudzu and kohorts
cleared enough trees to allow a little sunlight on the ground, started a conventional veggie garden
and planted some fruit trees
now I would like to take my self sustainability a little further
the big BUT
I am terrified of chickens, allergic to rabbits, know nothing about bees
and have never killed anything bigger than a field rat stuck in a trap ;/
anyone out here in the Alanta/north GA area willing to take a newby under his/her wing?
am a willing student and we will sure find something I can do for or teach you in return
Laura Johnson wrote:
Unfortunately my chickens became a fox dinner and my bees suffered colony collapse. This Spring I will get new bees and new chickens. Would love to introduce you to some sweet chickens and nice bees.
If you are interested in bees, take a course with one of the bee clubs. Most of them have a mentoring program.
Madden Elout wrote:
I am looking to join a swarm list.
I have not seen anything like a swarm here, but am seeking people who collect swarms out.
The idea is simple. During swarm season, the master beekeeper got a call about a swarm and contacted the first person on the list, took that newbie with them, showed them the ropes, and then that no-longer-newbie could eventually show the next person on the list. That next person would teach someone else and so on, right down the list. And there were always more swarms than takers, apparently.
I joined list back in Oregon, but moved away before my turn came.