Tag: DIY

Using Composting Raised Beds

Years ago, when I first started growing my own vegetables, I mentioned to a couple of old boys that I’d like to try growing courgettes...

Filing Cabinet Food Smoker

Have you got a rusty old filing cabinet in the yard, or at the back of a shed or garage? Why not put it to...

DIY Steam Beeswax Purifier

I appreciate that this may look like a 1950’s satellite, or a space rocket from the Clangers, but it is actually a pasta pan on a...

Beekeepers Spinner Tilting Boards

I used to get the last few pounds of honey out of my spinner by propping up the back edge with little blocks of wood...

Harvesting Yeast From The Wild

  It’s easy to harvest wild yeast and to make your own yeast culture, for brewing or for baking, or to use in the wild...

Pitched Roofs and Hive Weights

I reckon every beekeeper worries about bad weather (amongst a thousand other things), especially in winter. High winds are a big concern, not just because...
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