Chickens and bees not so hard to raise: expert

People in Kamloops are into shopping local and if that means raising their own chickens and plucking fresh eggs from a backyard nest - so be it. This weekend there was a seminar about birds and bees.

People in Kamloops are learning how to raise their own chickens and take care of their own hives.

John McCurrach leads seminars on bees and backyard chickens. (Jenifer Norwell/CBC)

John McCurrach owns Purity Feed and garden centre in Kamloops. When he throws a seminar on bees and backyard chickens, he's  always a little surprise over who shows up. Lots of 20-somethings, hoping to raise their kids with an appreciation for fresh eggs and honey. This weekend,he hosted a two seminars - one on backyard chicken and the other on bees. John McCurrach joined Shelley Joyce in studio to talk about the growing appetite to "do it yourself" in the backyard.

To hear the audio, click the link: Chickens and bees not so hard to raise: expert

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