We are a retired couple living on 9 acres of fields and woodland in a cozy house with 3 bedrooms, a cat, and a giant woodworking shop in a separate building. We have gardens, and 25 beehives that produce enough honey to sell a a local farmer's market. We are in an old rural part of Nova Scotia that is being rejuvenated by families interested in homesteading.
This is an opportunity to learn something about beekeeping, or share knowledge you already have. This is in a rural, old farm region of Nova Scotia.
I have 25 hives of bees and need help with spring feeding, doing splits (making 2 hives out of 1 strong hive), cleaning up the honey supers for the summer and moving the bees to friends fields. There will instruction on what you see inside a hive, best practices for opening hives, lifting frames, closing the hive, adding more boxes etc. When comfortable you will do some inspections on your own. Maintain records of the hive health. If there is extra time help with cleaning up some gardens and planting bee friendly plants could be done as well. There is some lifting when working with hives but we do a 2 person lift and there shouldn't be any more than 40 pounds to be lifted at anytime.
volunteers will not be involved in selling at the markets/the business
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A double bed in private room, shared bath. Wifi available. Since it is rural, most meals will be taken with host .
Rural area but there are hiking trails and waterfalls and towns 20 minutes away for shopping or sightseeing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week