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Beekeeping. From bust to boom and back again.

Do you know what’s flowering in your environment? Do you know if they are good for bees or honey production? Would you be able to take 10-500 bees stings for a days work? I know that I couldn’t as it hurts and then I get a little sick ( allergic to bees).

What do you think a beekeeper does and how much honey do you think they get?

The start of spring has definitely not been what we expected to start with it was dry and therefore we struggled to get our usual season openers of Honey.

By now the honey has usually been flowing well for around 6-8 weeks and we have a constant supply which usually means Honey for our regular and supportive customers, this season however I have had to call and let them know that we would be unable to supply Honey at the moment.

Fast forward to now and we have had a nice amount of rain that has put flowers on gum trees and smiles on faces. Just two weeks ago we were talking about moving bees due to the lack of honey and then the night Stuart and Mike go down to get the bees a lot are full.

Empty to full in just two weeks, that’s how awesome honey production can be one minute your struggling to fill a bucket next your getting 44 gallon drums full.

Now this is not out of the ordinary in fact pretty normal but, when Stu decided to check the bees yesterday and told me they had an awesome shake of iron bark nectar I was ecstatic to say the least.

Honey production can bee (is) hard work and unpredictable which isn’t an understatement, but when the going is good we all reap the rewards of the hard work.

The climate plays a massive role in our line of work as does Stuart’s knowledge of the flora of different areas. He has to know when and where to move the bees, what’s flowering and if what’s flowering is good for the bee or will cause disease or make them run dry or wether it is all nectar and no pollen or vis versa he also needs to be aware of the temper of the bees on any given day ( they say women are hormonal wait till you catch the bees on a cranky day woo)they can change from morning to evening deepening on cloud, humidity etc there is a lot to it when it all boils down.

If we all had the knowledge that beekeepers carry we would be able to work the land and even our backyard to produce the products that was beneficial to our families.

If Beekeeping was easy everyone would be doing it and if we could all take the stings that they dish out we wouldn’t think twice about becoming one ourselves but we don’t and that’s why it is only a small amount of these people that make it their life’s work.

Want to see videos of the Beekeeping process? Follow the link to see more.

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Call for assistance… HELP

Hello fellow WordPress crew. We have launched a patreon Page that will be posting videos, podcasts, some live, and blogs on YOGA, Bees & Beekeeping and self sufficient living in rural NSW.

” In case you’re wondering, patreon is a simple way to contribute to our videos, podcasts, blogs every month and get super cool, exclusive rewards in return! ”

For as little as $1 per month you get access to our patron only blogs and for as little as $5 per month you can access all our videos online.

Could I please ask you all to share this with other amazing people like you so that we can get this fabulous venture up and running.

You are have our gratitude and thanks for this awesome amount of help.

http://www.patreon.com/YogaHippy

Link to our Patreon Page.

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The blend of Beekeeping and Yoga in a simple space

The beautiful mix of the honey man ( Hibbo’s Honey) and the yoga hippy ( Naturally Fit Bodies) , Bee-Lotus ( combination of the pair) is the family establishment that wants to share and spread the love for our wonderful natural environment and the beauty of movement of the body, mind and spirit in on space.

As a beekeeping / yoga family with 4 small children we are ways on the out and about and love to share the stories of our travels along with wonderful products we have or have found that are natural, sustainably sourced and are great for you and the environment.

Our motto for all things in this area is quality, affordability and environmentally friendly. If you would like an article to reach thousands, on a product that you are passionate about and is sustainably sourced please contact us here and we will have a look.

We support the Australian (worldwide) beekeeping industries that are sustainably Run and also the wonderful yoga hippy world that is full of wonderful products, genuine practice, and sustainability for all.

As a family run, owned and created business which incorporates so much love for these things we look forward to sharing all these Inge with you.

Re-vegetation Sponsorship

Sponsor a tree and help to get native, bee friendly plants into our beautiful country with a small contribution. For every plant you sponsor a orange ribbon will be placed around the tree with your name written on it to show our appreciation for your support.

A$5.00

Sponsor a Hive of Bees

The sponsorship of a hive shows your awareness of the plight of our Bees. Increased awareness helps us to build bee numbers, plant native bee friendly vegetation and make fabulous honey from these plants.

A$20.00

purchase some veggie plants

Did you know just one plant can highly increase your families nutritional intact, can you imagine 6 different veggie varieties and how these will feed your family? By adding a small contribution you are helping to increase awareness of home grown versus mass produced production and helping us and those around us enjoy great value, nutritionally perfect produce.

A$10.00

Sponsor a chicken

Just one chicken will help to arreate the soil in your gardens, keep bugs under control and produce an egg a day. Can you imagine what a fresh egg looks like? the yolk is bright orange/yellow, the white is white not cream and the chicken is fat and healthy. By buying a chicken for the farm you give this chicken a long happy life, great food ( they get the veggie scraps) and you allow people to get great, fresh eggs. Each chicken that is brought gets the name of its sponsor as constant respect for your support.

A$15.00

Help get more gardens

By helping with the purchase of more raised garden, we are able to plant more veggies which means happy healthy people. With each garden we get through your support we paint your name on the side to show our gratitude and appreciation for your support.

A$30.00

Creating a self sufficient lifestyle.     

Destruction of the beekeepers way of life. 

Good Food for Good Health

Food for life….

001. A Bit Hippy- Product Review.

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002. Cool little creative -coffee hub

Do you ever wonder why it is so hard to find the perfect little place to take your family? Have you ever noticed that even the coolest looking coffee lounges, tea room and surfer dives aren’t that special once you hear the person behind the counter talk, that the energies aren’t what the surroundings portray? I have and that’s why I only review the ones that are as authentic as there decore promotes.

There are a lot of little dives out there that seem authentic, relaxed, visionary, alternative and family friendly but once you sit down, get comfy you start to realise that it’s not all the decorations paint it to be, it’s energy or the operators energy that just doesn’t match the stores initial vibe.

The little place I found today ( Liberty Providores -Urunga- ) has all that I love in a dive it had milk crate chairs outdoors where you could keep the rug rats entertained, there was fresh fruit and veggies for sale from local produces including honey sourced locally, coffee which is every parents saviour the usual cold drinks to keep the kids happy and then the best was pre-loved funky clothing, bags, incense, teas and a variety of other cool stuff to keep the parental happy and wanting to spend.

The lady that runs this little beauty is named Emily, her husband and her set it up about a year ago. Emily had a beautiful relaxed energy that portrayed the same energy as the store which was a very pleasant experience, Liberty Providores -Urunga- The store that has fruit, veg, coffee and is a creative hub. Drop in and have a coffee and relax.

The store was set up in a organised but energetic way that made you look but didn’t make you overwhelmed by products and produce it was smooth in its layout and styling.

Some of the fantastic stuff that was there I have NEVER seen elsewhere and was unique to her I totally loved the mandala painted river rocks that were bright, cheerful and just perfect for brightening the home and for the Yoga Hippies out there she had earth coloured hair wraps that had genuine feathers to wind or pin into your hair. I myself ended up indulging in two new vintage dresses, so sage and the wonderful Moondance incense that I haven’t been able to get elsewhere.

Personally I would highly recommend dropping in and having a coffee at this shop, meet Emily and enjoy the experience. It is on the old highway in Urunga NSW

I found this Facebook page for them and here is a lovely video to see the atmosphere.

https://www.facebook.com/libertyprovidores/videos/1543857229011758

Total Yoga Hippy award 🥇 for this amazing place 🙏

Yoga at home 🏡 

Is it easy to start a new regime? is it easy to get fitter than you where yesterday? is it easy to become healthier than the week before?.

Yeah it is and you know why because you decided you want to.

To many people make a big deal about life changes, once you decided to change your life the next step is the easy bit.

Step 1- join the Naturally Fit Bodies LIVE Video yoga classes

Step 2- enjoy doing your yoga at home or with friends.

Step 3. Relax and rejuvenate 😊🙏

Life is better already.

Namaste 🙏

Yoga every damn day 

If you have never tried Yoga I have to let you in on a massive secret, it’s the biggest natural high you will experience without throwing yourself off a bridge with a rope around your ankles.

If you have tried yoga and hated it then here is the secret to it sucking for you, you had the wrong teacher/ experience.

Yoga is many things to many people and I can honestly tell you that once you get the right teacher, perfect place to practice and a mind that’s ready to give peace ago you will benefit greatly from the experience and will have the yoga stoned glow that is the best thing ever.

Too many people assume that you have to bend like a pretzel or be super skinny to do yoga, you really really don’t you know. I am definitely no bending like a pretzel nor do I feel the need to prove how flexible I am, I am also not twiggy as any mother of 1 child or 10 will attest to.

I do however love my yoga and have had fabulous teachers along the way with the most recent being Carrie-Anne fields from My Health Yoga. She inspired me and also helped to reinvigorate my practice and also helped me through my pregnancy with motivation from another late term mother.

My advice to all is to try yoga and look for different styles, teachers and places before saying that it’s not for you.
Namaste 🙏

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