The Grapevine…

Here we have gathered information to help you with your garden farm, from advice pages on chicken topics along with beekeeping news and advice.  You will also find help sheets, useful links, frequently asked questions, and our latest news…

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Free Local Deliveries Available

Running since the end of last year, our free delivery service for our most local customers is still proving popular,...

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Saturday Opening from 4th March 2023

New Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm At last, we can hear you shout! It may have been...

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Locker Collections Now Available

Why not use our ‘locker collection’ service. Just order items on our website and select ‘locker collection’ at the checkout. ...

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The Egg Shortage Vs. Bird Flu – UK2022

The Egg Shortage Vs. Bird Flu – UK 2022 So, where to start – how confusing it all seems to...

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50% off all Beekeeping hives and equipment – one weekend only!

‘Out with the Old’ – 50% Beekeeping Sale To coincide with the opening of our new beekeeping shop we are...

Beekeeping Help and Advice

Hive Record Card

Keeping records of how the bees are doing throughout the year is so important for their management.  Temperament, strength, health...

Beekeeping Help and Advice

The Asian Hornet

Background… Vespa velutina, sometimes known as the ‘Asian hornet’ is an invasive non-native species from Asia. If you find one...

Beekeeping Help and Advice

Helping pollinators in your garden

with the help of Amanda Millar and links to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust we have put together the following tips...

Poultry Keeping Help and Advice

Poultry Fleas and Lice Prevention and Treatment

Chickens can be affected by both fleas and lice, the latter being more common and living directly on your birds...

Poultry Keeping Help and Advice

Mantel Farm’s Help and Advice For Good Biosecurity

Minimize movement in and out of bird enclosures: There is no need to stop enjoying time with your flock, however,...

Poultry Keeping Help and Advice

Introducing New Birds to an existing flock

Introducing birds is not easy! you certainly can’t just chuck them all in together and let them get on with it...

Poultry Keeping Help and Advice

Broody Hen – friend or foe?

Before we attempt to get to grips with the above, a quick definition of ‘broody’ would be a good idea:...