Bee News

So, which to choose? The triangle? The square? Or the hexagon? Which one is best? Here's where our Roman, Marcus Terentius Varro made his great contribution. His "conjecture" and that's what it was, "a mathematical guess” proposed that a structure built from hexagons is probably...

We are really delighted to be adding local beeswax from Jones the Farmer to our luscious lip balms this year. ...

Worker bees, uncapped healthy white brood and capped brood where the grubs turns into new bees. What a lot of yellow pollen this bee's collected!...

[caption id="attachment_3260" align="alignleft" width="640"] Ali making her way to the hive and checking out the honey stores on her first bee inspection of the year[/caption] ...

[caption id="attachment_3147" align="alignleft" width="480"] Delicious thick golden honey, thank you bees. We always leave them plenty to keep them in stores throughout the winter.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3146" align="alignleft" width="492"] Head beekeeper 2016 spins last years honey[/caption]...

Two happy honey harvest helpers. We really hope to be selling our honey online next year so fingers crossed for a bumper crop. ...

Our bees have survived the long winter with their memories intact. We hoped they would be okay as we'd insulated the hive and made sure they had plenty of food so death through starvation wouldnt be an issue. This was our first peep at them...

We've got a little helper today. Douglas is busy putting beeswax sheets into wooden frames he has assembled for the top boxes of our beehives. Beekeepers call these boxes "supers," and they are where the bees store all the honey. I hope we get a...

I’ve just been to have a very quick peep at the bees and all is well in the hive.  I have given them some Ambrosia fondant which is a premium bee food suitable for winter feeding.  It’s made up of a mix of natural sugars...