Month: December 2016

Ayam Cemani

Said to be possibly the most coveted chicken breed on the globe, the Ayam Cemani (Java Chicken) is a heritage breed with unusual pigmentation. They have a dominant gene that causes hyperpigmentation (Fibromelanosis), making the chicken entirely black; including feathers, beak, and internal organs. Consequently, they are…

Honey Bees

We call it BlueBee Honey… And despite what you might think, urban bee keeping is relatively easy. I suppose we cheated a bit because we’ve bought our hive nucleus ready made each time we have started a hive. This means we get a box with…

5 eyes farm

What is 5 eyes farm? “5 eyes” (translated mata lima) is an ancient planting pattern used for palm and big farm plantings so that standing almost anywhere you see 5 avenues between the trees heading off in every direction. As it happens, bees have 5…

Aquaponics

5EyesFarm is trialing a large scale aquaponics system as one of its integrated farming systems. This is an exciting project which can only be fully appreciated by visiting us! Additionally, we are starting to make small aquaponics systems for schools, businesses, homes and community village use.

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