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 a colony in it and a healthy queen, honey and brood […]

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Organics

  Most vegetables and fruits that you buy have been sprayed with chemicals that are not good for eating. Even when we wash our food before preparing it to eat the chemical sprays get inside the food and they get inside our bodies. This has long term affects on our health. What about healthy and … More Organics

First Fruits

5eyesfarm is getting underway. While the aquaponics setup is happening we are using the remaining land to grow organic produce. A lot has happened in a short time with beds  created, composted, mulched and planted. Not using chemical sprays for anything means  careful pest controls by hand and with natural oils. Making the beds:   … More First Fruits

A Herb Spiral

The idea of a herb spiral is two-fold. first it creates good drainage whereby it has a flow down affect when watering from the top of the spiral. Second it has more and less sheltered areas depending on the sun’s movements so more or less sensitive plants can be placed appropriately. It also has a … More A Herb Spiral

Herbs and spices

Bees are the inspiration behind choosing most of our herbs in Melbourne… Lavender, basil, sage, and edible flowers like calendula and marigolds. We do use them in cooking and only just realised recently that most of the flowers we have are edible and good for salads and so on. Other herbs that grow so easily are … More Herbs and spices

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 a colony in it and a healthy queen, honey and brood … More Honey Bees

Aquaponics

Home garden Aquaponics     We’ve been experimenting. After reading blogs, watching youtube and reading books we have built an aquaponics system. Its our prototype and it seems to be working well so far. The basic idea of aquaponics is that the fish feed the plants, the plants clean the water for the fish and everything … More Aquaponics