Monthly Archives: April 2015

HARVEST TIME

On a walk this morning with the U3A several people asked about honey, one of them returning me a couple of empty jars, telling me it had been the best he’d ever tasted and asking for more. So this evening … Continue reading

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DON’T WORRY, BEE HAPPY!

Yesterday I made an evening visit to Sarah’s Bee Happy Plants nursery.  It had to be after 5 as she has builders on site and one of them is allergic.  Unfortunately Sarah had unexpectedly had to act as a taxi … Continue reading

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DARG DAY

Today’s meeting of DARG (Devon Apicultural Research Group) was held in the depth of that county at Newton Abbot BKA’s apiary.  They have a field with lots of hives and a meeting room with a cosy fire and off-grid electricity. … Continue reading

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HOME MADE HALVA

Yesterday I called in at Down to Earth, the natural food shop in Dorchester, to stock up with fruit and nuts to add to my breakfast meusli.  On the counter Alice had some halva for sale and the recipe: 50:50 … Continue reading

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AS QUIET AS A MOUSE

Today’s apiary visit was to a cider orchard at Berwick Manor in the Bride Valley.  I have a couple of oddball hives there.  One is a top bar hive that was given to me by the chap who made it … Continue reading

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SECOND THIS YEAR

Yesterday I made a visit to my apiary at Frogmore Farm, an organic farm a couple of miles from me.  The first thing I noticed as I disentangled the (hopefully!) badger-proof fencing was that the taller hive (2 brood boxes … Continue reading

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FIRST THIS YEAR

Yesterday was a glorious summer-like day. I spent the morning on a trip with a friend in an open topped sports car, so my head is a bit pink today!  In the afternoon, however, I was able to open some … Continue reading

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