Have you ever tried sweeping up bees from grass? I don’t recommend it. Last week I collected a swarm – it was massive and hanging from one of our small […]
Earlier in the week I finally got round to putting my bees to bed for the winter. I wrapped them in chicken wire – well the hives, not the individual […]
Ever wonder why heather honey is so expensive? Oh, I can tell you why it is so costly, it is the time involved to extract it – never mind the […]
A litre of milk from Iggy Pop this morning and 41 lbs of honey from two supers from the fabulous aptly named Hive No.1 this afternoon. I reckon I could […]
Just found a swarm in one of our plum trees and relocated it to a spare hive i the apiary – feeling like a proper beekeeper right now.
There’s a reason I don’t clip the wings of my queens. Yes, I rarely find the queens which makes wing-clipping a moot point, but the main reason I don’t do […]
On Sunday I checked my hives. Three of the previously queenless hives now have queens – I even saw one of them, but she scarpered before I could mark her. […]