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Angela Ferraro-Fanning

Angela Ferraro-Fanning owns and operates Axe & Root Homestead, a small New Jersey six-acre farm established in 1775. In 2012 Angela left the nine-to-five lifestyle and her graphic design start-up business to pursue self-sufficiency and return to a simpler way of life. Completely self-taught, she and her husband strive to grow as much food for their small family as they can, to create mutually beneficial relationships with their farm animals, to integrate natural and organic farming methods, and to craft or create many of the home goods they use regularly. Their homestead currently consists of two dogs, a barn cat, three geese, ten ducks, one draft horse, and two honeybee hives.
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Articles by Angela Ferraro-Fanning

Growing Your Apiary: All About Splitting a Hive

Splitting the colony is a natural part of the honeybee’s reproductive life cycle—in nature we call this action “swarming.” Why do bees swarm? With increased hours in daylight, the queen bee begins to lay her eggs and grow the hive’s population.

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My Flow Hive: Three Years In

Add to Favorites Many people are familiar with the look of a common Langstroth beehive. They can easily recognize the classic white stacked (or sometimes colorfully painted) boxes forming a …

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Flow Hive Review: Honey on Tap

Add to Favorites I never thought that I would be keeping bees. In fact, my healthy fear of them as a child had me spending warm summer days indoors and …

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