About Us

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Bird and Bee Farm joins forces with Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Bird and Bee Farm is a Conservation Partner in the Pastures for Upland Birds Program.  Over the past 150 years, agricultural land has taken over our native prairies.  Bird and Bee Farm with the assistance of our new partners are replanting our 100 acre farm to return it to Original Native Prairie-Post Oak Savannah Habitat.    


By establishing native tall-grass and native forb vegetation Bird and Bee Farm will provide an Ecosystem and Habitat for many forms of wildlife including; Eastern Meadowlark, Northern Harrier, Le Conte's Sparrow, Short-eared Owl, Dickcissel, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Mourning Dove, Bobwhite, Wild Turkey, and others.  This same habitat will support the Bees, Butterflies (we are on the Monarch Butterfly Migration Path) and other pollinators we so badly need to protect.   


Customers of Bird and Bee Farm are supporting this endeavor 

    

Creating a Native Grass Prairie

Before

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For over 40 years Bermuda grass was grown and harvested on the 100 acre property to feed the Dairy Cows at the Rek Family Dairy Farm and a Poultry Barn served the Farm by raising started pullets for egg production.

Preparation

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Preparing to plant included burning the property so the ground could be tilled and leveled to plant the 9 native grasses and 30 native wildflower seeds provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife. 

The Apirary

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Extra care had to be taken around Bird and Bee Farm's Bee Apiary. The process went smoothly with no negative impact to our Bee Population!

Tilling the Land

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Due to years of Wild Hog Damage and erosion the land needed to be plowed so it could be leveled.

Leveling the Land

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Once plowed the Grading Process could begin so the land could be leveled and made ready to plant.

Planting the Prairie

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The seeds and the use of a  no till drill were provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Prairie was planted and then the wait began!

The Vision

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Bird and Bee Farm Mission Statement

Bird and Bee Farm is a 100 acre conservation project which is returning to its natural setting as a post oak savanna prairie that supports native plants and wildlife including upland birds and pollinators. We strive to be self sustaining by producing poultry for urban and rural customers, bees for honey and naturally fed livestock. Bird and Bee Farm offers a clean modern all weather facility to visit and purchase young healthy poultry that are fairly priced. To support the project our customers can purchase Started Pullets, Guinea Fowl and Native Rio Grande Wild Turkeys for their enjoyment, for healthy sustainable living and as a learning project for their children.

Bird and Bee Farm THE DREAM Heavenly Inspired Sustainable Living

  • To establish a 100 Acre Native Prairie Habitat for wildlife including bird, bees and butterflies. We are on the Monarch Butterfly Migration Path.
  • To raise and release Bob White Quail, Rio Grande Wild Turkey and Guinea Fowl, to control insects and remove the need for pesticides.
  • To provide affordable Honey Bees and to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators. 
  • To raise quality backyard Started Pullets (guaranteed female chickens) from 8 weeks to laying age to be sold to provide revenue to support the farm.  
  • To use bi-products from raising poultry to fertilize and provide mulch for raising vegetables and flowers. 
  • To use the Farm as a training opportunity for youth groups and schools.    

 

Our chicks originate from NPIP Avian Influenza and Pullorum Typhoid Clean Flocks

Our Customers

Our customers humble us by referring friends and family and by return visits to the Farm. We value each and every one of you and consider you all friends! Many travel long distances to see us. THANK YOU for the blessing of your business.