About our beekeeping
As a gardener,I've naturally been around insects as I work and bees have always fascinated me. I always wanted to be a Beekeeper and when the time felt right I attended some workshops, and training weekends to learn about keeping honey bees. I learnt there is so much more to beekeeping than imagined, however, I came home excited and within a few months had the opportunity to buy some bees.
Ray, my husband has always been supportive but at first was reluctant to get involved. I soon realised I needed another pair of hands and enlisted his help. He soon fell in love with the bees and found he was as smitten as me!
For me, keeping bees has never been about producing honey. Its been about helping to pollinate my garden, and the wider area. Its about providing care to a species of bee which could easily disappear without human intervention. They sometimes produce a honey harvest which helps us be self sufficient and we do sell any excess locally and to friends. We also harvest the excess beeswax which I use in producing natural skincare products, wax food wraps and candles.
Head Beekeeper, honey cake maker & main bee suit washer!
Assistant Beekeeper, Expert builder of Hives & main equipment resourcer
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