Animals & Insects

crowing hen

How to stop crowing

March 2015

Alpha hens and cross-dressing chooks? JESSAMY MILLER investigates gender politics in the poultry yard.

Inventors Cedar and Stuart Anderson

The bees knees

February 2015

A sweet new Aussie invention is set to revolutionise the beekeeping world, as SIMON WEBSTER discovers.

'Pablo' puppy

Pets go organic

December 2014

More and more pet owners are turning to organic food and grooming products for their furry and feathered friends, writes KYLIE MCGREGOR.

backyard chook

Why keep chooks?

November 2014

JESSAMY MILLER looks at the benefits of keeping chooks.

bee on echinacea flower

A dying buzz

October 2014

Climate disruption and insecticides known as neonics are proving a deadly combination for bees, writes DR REESE HALTER.

Pink flower spikes

Beautiful bee magnets

October 2014

Versatile, tough and very beautiful, PENNY WOODWARD asks what more could you want from Echium?

Jane and Lizzie feeding on microgreens

Micro meals for chooks

June 2014

Microgreens may be small on size but they are big on benefits for chooks, writes PENNY WOODWARD.