Removing a Honey Bee Colony

Removing a Honey Bee Colony

Mark doesn’t take on a lot of bee cut outs… unless of course our own bees go rogue on us and start causing bother. Gladly though, he was talked into removing this whooper a few months back. The colony had set up camp in the sheltered living room wall cavity of an old...
Helping Out Tired Bumblebees

Helping Out Tired Bumblebees

In early spring, bumble bees are out foraging in weather that would keep honey bees in their hive.  The brave, fluffy queen bumbles need food to increase their bee colony, often found at the bottom of a hedge or underground in some rough grass.  If the weather turns...
Natural beeswax balms made in Dorset

Natural beeswax balms made in Dorset

Filberts balms are concentrated oil-based moisturisers which contain no water. Standard lotions contain a large percentage of water, often as much as 50%. This means they need emulsifiers to prevent them separating, thickeners and powerful preservative. Our natural...
Surviving Apple Harvest

Surviving Apple Harvest

We’re about to start in the orchard on the last job of the year.  The bees are all fed and sorted for winter, so we turn our efforts to harvesting the cider apples.  Before we can get going, the barns have to be cleared and cleaned, the harvesting equipment repaired...

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