Month: January 2021

  • Bees, bees, bees

    Bees, bees, bees

    “You’ve bees in your bonnet!” Significant others have a lot to suffer.  Then a surprising “Shouldn’t you be feeding the bees or something?” all concerned and surprised at my blasé attitude now that there is a window of reasonable weather.  That’s what everyone needs, an aider and abettor but not someone who wants to take…

  • The Joys of Beekeeping

    The Joys of Beekeeping

    Driving back from the Orchard apiary to the hives in Bee Nirvana, I feel it. The contentment. The Joys of Beekeeping. As the peace envelopes me I class it a halcyon day. A balmy 6oC sunny and calm after the previous night’s rain and a cold snap the days before with temperatures below freezing. I…

  • Bees and Christmas Cake

    Bees and Christmas Cake

    You may at this stage not want to hear about, see or smell another crumb of Christmas cake but did you know that Christmas cake with its layer of almond icing and sweet fondant topping does not conjure up cosy notions for beekeepers. In fact, I’m feeling guilty now for eating the almond icing on…