Monthly Archives: October 2011

National Honey Show

I spent all day Friday and Saturday at the National Honey Show, held once again at St George’s College, Weybridge, Surrey. I was staying with my son, Tom, and his wife who live only 6 miles away so I was able … Continue reading

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Seasonal Change

We now seem to be past the active beekeeping season and are concentrating on talking about them, although I always spend more time talking and writing about bees than playing with them. A couple of evenings ago was the Dorchester … Continue reading

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Things don’t always go to plan!

In the unseasonally warm weather the last few days, the bees have been working as if mid-summer and I took the opportunity to open a few that I hadn’t checked recently. The first was on my allotment. That’s a disaster! … Continue reading

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HONEY SALES

My comb honey has been selling like hot cakes in the corner shop! I let them have it for £4 a chunk of about half a pound and they sell it for £5, paying me when it’s all sold and … Continue reading

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THE CELL

We of the Fox and Hounds poetry group were ordered by Her Bossiness, our leaderine, each to write an ekphrastic poem for a forthcoming public performance. An ekphrastic poem is one that comments on another’s work, usually in a different … Continue reading

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BEES IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

I didn’t manage to contact them, but they have contacted me! Somebody must be reading my blog!  I received a mail yesterday from Julie at Eden who doubles as gardener and apiarist.  She tells me that all three of the … Continue reading

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FLOWER LOG

My Mahonia is in full bloom. Normally it does this in midwinter, and I have seen bees working it on Christmas day. What does this portend?

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