Matthew Davies Blog

When and How You Should Feed Your Bees

Whether or not to feed your bees is a common question that most beekeepers ask themselves. Of all the questions about beekeeping, this seems to “bee” the most widely debated topic and hardest to answer. Fear not! I, Matthew Davies, am ready to share a plethora of knowledge with you regarding this very question. As…
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The Best Way to Keeping your Off-Grid Home Warm

Just like everyone else, Matthew Davies knows a warm home is a necessity. When deciding to live off-grid, the choice of your location should not be dictated by climate. It is part of the equation, but should not be the only thing you consider. Living off-grid does not have to mean being cold all the…
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Ways to Find Good Fishing Spots Near Me This Summer

Of all outdoor activities, fishing can be one of the best ways to have fun and social distance at the same time. However, it’s crucial to practice responsible diversion by discovering multiple alternatives for great fishing and camping areas. So, if you are looking for an amazing way to social distance this summer while having…
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Best Uses for Bee Products

Everyone knows the importance of bees. Even people who do not like bees or are allergic to bees still understand that bees play an essential role in the food chain. Without bees, we would be hard-pressed to make enough food for very many years after the last bee dies. Therefore, it is vital to people…
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Essential Tools for The Homestead Kitchen

If you walk through the small appliance section of any store that sells these items, you will see a vast selection. However, when you are homesteading, you will only be able to use a fraction of them, since you will not have enough electricity to support the power draw it would require to run them…
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Kayak Fishing Tips for Beginners

One of the most popular outdoor activities in the United States is fishing. More than 49 million people will head out to their local lake, stream, or ocean to drop a line in the water at least once a year. When it comes to the frequency of fishing trips, convenience is the number one factor.…
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Using Essential Oils to Help Your Hives

During the 17th century, using herbs as medicine was considered witchcraft. In fact, the use of herbs was a factor used to identify witches during this time. It was believed that they used these herbs and oils to mix potions, a common stereotype related to witches. I, Matthew Davies, am glad we have moved past…
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Tips for Planning and Building a Green Home on A Budget

When it comes to building a sustainable green home, proper planning is the key. The good news? Building an energy-efficient ‘eco-home’ does not necessarily require that you spend a lot more than building a standard ‘code-built’ home. The amount you pay depends mostly on the design as well as the building materials you choose to…
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Safe Fishing and Boating Tips to Remember This Summer

I, Matthew Davies, am incredibly excited about the start of the boating season. This past week was boating week in most of the United States. While I did not participate, primarily due to the fact I am still trying to get my boat seaworthy again, seeing others participate made me all the more eager to…
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How to Cope with Bee Stings

If fear of a bee sting is holding you back from becoming a beekeeper, then I, Matthew Davies, am here to assure you that knowledge is power. In this blog, I will explain what a bee sting is, why bees sting you in the first place, and how to avoid and treat a sting. Even…
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