All about the Birds and the Bees!

beehiveDon’t get excited! Or do, actually! I’m talking about Chickens & Bees here and the new legislation that lets Clevelanders own and raise both.  Cleveland City Council passed the “Farm Animals and Bees Ordinance”  in February of 2009 which permits residents to keep up to 6 chickens and 1 beehive on a standard residential lot. Just think about the fresh eggs, happy clucking and buzzing this could bring you.

chickens

Read more about the ordinance at : http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/02/down_on_farm_in_cleveland.html

Or, if you are ready to learn more about keeping those birds and bees, check out some of the titles that Rocky River Public Library has in circulation:

Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide to Enjoying & Getting the Best from Chickens by J. C. Jeremy Hobson

Extra Extraordinary Chickens by Stephen Green-Armytage

Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections on Keeping Chickens by Martin Gurdon

Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey, the Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World by Holley Bishop

 Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture by Ross Conrad

These sound like informative and interesting reads to me. Perhaps you too will find something here to enjoy!  

~Carol

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