|Shamrock or Clover?|
Bees need all the help we can give them as the EU failed to ban pesticides containing neonicotinoids in a vote this week, despite good scientific evidence that this is the cause of empty hive syndrome.
Many years ago we had a quail farm and sold both the prepared birds and the eggs, there was a good market for both, but things change. We would now not be able to sell the prepared birds, but we can sell the eggs, so we have to see if we can find a market for them that makes it worth our while doing them for eggs.
We have the correct boxes and have designed a label, now all we need is the outlet. We have a couple of ideas and will go canvasing next week. Our nearest big town has a couple of health food shops and delicatessens so they will be the first places to try. We now have a good market for our duck eggs, so they are paying for their selves, if we can get a market for the Quail eggs that would subsidise the hens way of life.