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 […]
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 […]
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.
Yesterday I was an academic, beekeeper, shepherd and chicken fancier – I just love that last term! My day mainly consisted of marking final year essays and dissertations, some were […]
My current breakfast of choice: strawberries from the polytunnel of dreams, homemade, raw, goat’s milk yoghurt (courtesy of Iggy Pop) and some of our honey from last year. Seriously, I […]
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 […]