Where space permits, livestock can make an edible garden all the more productive. Keeping bees is a fantastic way of improving plant productivity through increased pollination and generating a summer harvest of delicious honey. Bees are in need of our help as their native populations are now globally threatened, they are rewarding and fascinating to work with and maintenance is sustainable if you are well organized. Chickens are amazing recyclers, converting kitchen and garden scraps as well as weeds and slugs and snails into protein rich fresh eggs. They can be great fun to have around the garden and with the right care they will reward you almost daily.