No Small Dreams
No Small Dreams
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Commenced:
01/06/2010
Submitted:
06/02/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Graceville, Queensland, AU
Website:
http://nosmalldreams.net/
Climate zone:
Sub-tropical





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No Small Dreams

Project Type

Urban, Residential

Project Summary

Low energy renovation of an old Queenslander, permaculture designed garden.

Project Description

Queenslander in need of restumping was redesigned using passive solar and ventilation principles. Solar hot water, photo-voltaic array, large rainwater tanks and more living space were added. The garden is slowly being developed with a mandala garden, pond, rainwater harvesting earthworks, bee hives, chickens, and a food forest planned.

Updates

A naturally raised queen

First time letting a colony raise their own queen!

Posted about 5 years ago (0 comments)

Splitting off bee colonies

My first attempt at splitting off a colony and introducing a new queen - a success!

Posted over 5 years ago (2 comments)

Top bar bee hive maintenance #4

Hive inspection and a 3kg harvest

Posted almost 6 years ago (0 comments)

Top bar bee hive maintenance #3

My first attempt at harvesting honey from my top bar bee hive. Exciting and messy!

Posted almost 6 years ago (4 comments)

Beginnings of a productive backyard

There has been some action at No Small Dreams: a big pile of wood chips landed and a pond has been dug!

Posted about 6 years ago (0 comments)

Custom-made small hive beetle trap

There was no plan for beetle traps for top-bar bee hive that I was building, so I came up with my own design.

Posted about 6 years ago (4 comments)

Top Bar Bee Hive Maintenance #2

The hive was crowded so I had to give them more space. They have done well!

Posted about 6 years ago (2 comments)

Top Bar Bee Hive Maintenance

Nine days after migrating the bees into their new hive and location, I opened up the hive to inspect their progress and give them some more space.

Posted about 6 years ago (3 comments)

Top Bar Bee Hive Migration

Transferring European honey bees from a Langstroth hive to a custom made top bar hive.

Posted about 6 years ago (2 comments)

Aquatic Garden

A small aquatic garden built from old laundry tubs.

Posted about 6 years ago (4 comments)
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