Mission accomplished. This evening we cleared a loaded super of its bees and we have honey to extract which we will do next Wednesday evening at Brooklyn House. If you didn’t watch “Hive Alive” on BBC2 last night, its well worth picking it up on i-player. It was disappointing only in the fact that none […]
Our lovely goat kids are now four weeks old and the Growers Goat Family are all getting along swimmingly. In fact, Ava who is our matriarch goat but didn’t kid this year, is doing her part to help feed the kids. Here she is feeding Daisy, Blossom’s kid. I didn’t know goats did this but […]
The bees are still making use of this excellent weather and bringing in loads of nectar and pollen. The colonies are full of bees and, in the colonies I’ve inspected, queens are laying and there are frames full of brood waiting to hatch. All looking good. This Wednesday we shall not inspect the brood boxes, […]
We bought our first bee colony in the summer of 2012, sadly our queen died in the late autumn and the colony died out over the winter. In the spring of 2013 we were kindly offered a local swarm which we gathered in and hived.