Month: March 2021

  • Honey with the taste of humility

    Honey with the taste of humility

    It was a very wet, windy, dreary and horrible day so what better why to occupy my time than to annoy the good folk of an esteemed and reputable bee keeping forum. I blame Google. It’s too easy to get information…the information of folklore and urban myth that is… finding real hard scientific fact is…

  • Deadout

    Deadout

    If you’re squeamish don’t read this. For the rest of you if you want to be a beekeeper then you must get used to dead bees. Don’t worry, they don’t haunt you…well kinda but not really. You may have a few sleepless nights wondering what happened and worry just how awful a beekeeper you are…

  • Spring inspection of bees… and grass.

    Spring inspection of bees… and grass.

    The soft, lush grass felt cool against my left cheek through my bee suit hood as I lay sprawled in the orchard beside one of my hives. I look up to see my aider-and-abettor busily putting a box with the old comb into the car. “Good.” I thought, “He didn’t see me.” “Did you enjoy…

  • Can I open them yet?

    Can I open them yet?

    “Can I open them yet? Can I? Can I?” The child ogles the gift of a box of sweets.  “Ah, go on, let me open them.”  Five minutes later “Can I open them now?”  The beekeeping forums are littered with it, the annual plaguing of the Sages for the answer that they want to hear. …