Notes from the Field

Beekeeping facts, flowers in bloom and outdoors living.

February is about...

Valentines, snowdrops and time to reflect. Coming out of the winter in good health.

From the beekeeper

“Time to extract and clean beeswax, for use in our balms and salves.”

News in Brief

Bees, the outdoors and natural living. There’s more in the archives »

May, what a month!

May, what a month!

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...

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Removing a Honey Bee Colony

Removing a Honey Bee Colony

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.

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Helping Out Tired Bumblebees

Helping Out Tired Bumblebees

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…

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What we’re making and packing this month

West Country Lip Balm

Propolis Salve

 

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