Well wouldn’t you bee angry too? I can see some of the beehives from the house. I am always keeping an eye on the hives checking all is well. In the summer it is always useful to look out at midday to make sure they are not swarming. Everyone had been warning us about...Continue reading
The lavender we have planted around the house is coming into flower. The bees are all over it. Honey bees and bumble bees, all going from bush to bush. Fantastic!...
Yesterday evening was glorious. Warm and sunny, the bees were still flying at 9:00pm! I took the opportunity to walk around the apiaries and feed some of the newly housed swarms....
I’m gutted, think I have lost my last beehive. The bees seemed ok going into winter. They had plenty of food for winter, and the hive feels heavy suggesting there are still plenty of stores still in there. However, at this time of year, when you give the hive a sharp knock on the...Continue reading
The first Honey Bee swarm of the season occurred today 5th May 2018 at 12:30. It's always the way, a beautiful warm sunny day at around midday and you can bet if the bees are in the mood, they will swarm. For about 15 minutes the air is full of bees while they look...Continue reading
Can you beelieve it! More snow in March!Although we were not hit too badly, some of the places around us got a huge dump. Roads blocked, cars abandoned and villages cut off. Fortunately, this all occurred at the weekend, so was less disruptive than normal.Our animals were just as bemused as the previous week but...Continue reading
Pollen in February Pollen in February can often be seen on bees returning to the hive. It’s a nice day in North Devon and an opportunity to see what was going on at the beehives. It’s midday and about 10 °C with sunny intervals and breezy. The hives have bees regularly coming and going. Some...Continue reading