Bees & Honey
In Spring 2009 we gave a home to 7 hives of honey bees. Unfortunately, due to unavoidable circumstances, our beekeeper has had to give up and we no longer have any hives here at the moment. However, I still intend to keep you up to date with what should be happening in the hives you may see about.
The hive will be increasing workload and swarming may be seen at the end of the month as populations rise.
The Queen will leave the hive after laying queen eggs and give off a pheromone to attract the other bees. When she is ready the swarm will fly off to look for a new home and the original hive will begin the cycle again of rebuilding population Honey can be harvested as the flowers become more abundant