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I’ve meant to see in the month of may from the top of the Cerne Giant for a long time now. This year I finally managed to and it was a gloriously random affair. From this chaotic, raucous beginning the month has sprawled out in the same fashion. All was a rush to...
Although we don’t do many honey bee colony removals, Mark was pleased to be persuaded into taking this one. It was a whooper, with several buckets of honey and boxes of brood. Having located the queen, this strong, good natured colony was safely moved to our bee breeding unit.
You may notice a few very large bumble bees flying about at this time of year. These queens bumblebees are occasionally caught out by the unpredictable weather in early spring. Read on to to find out what to do with an exhausted queen bumblebee at home…
We are offering 20% off to all those registered with Country Living for their Artisan Pop Up event this weekend. Register now to receive an event guide and some exciting discount code from participating artisans.
Athelhampton Christmas Fair