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 […]
Based on a superficial amount of research (5 minutes on the internet) and in response to two situations I found myself in I have decided to change how I keep […]
After the snow I went to check on my bees last week. It was a warm-ish day and the bees were busy spring-cleaning their hives – actually I have no […]
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.