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 […]
So last Wednesday at 7pm I found myself rocking up at a house in a nearby village to collect a swarm living in two old supers. Obviously as I am […]
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 […]
So what happened this year ….. We hatched out two batches of Pekin Ducks from our duck eggs, realised ducklings are the most unfeasibly, cutest, baby birds ever, but also […]
On Sunday, after my swim, we cleaned out my bee shed. Last autumn was a bit chaotic. After trying to extract the heather honey just before leaving to go on […]