I hope you all had a smashing Christmas and I wish you all a very happy New Year.
Part of being a beekeeper involves having a “puffer” (aka a Smoker), they come in various shapes and sizes and all start off really shinny and make that lovely “puffing” sound when
One of the talks I attended recently was by Derek Mitchell entitled “Honeybees and Mosquitos”. An intriguing title, and it turns out the Mosquitos were those twin engine planes of WW2, and not the blood-sucking kind.
The link between the two is to do with our beehives and the specification of
English Heritage among outlets serving up honey fermented ‘nectar of the gods’ in wake of craft beer boom
Mead, one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks, has been making a comeback on the back of the boom in craft beer.
Sales of the honey-based drink have grown in supermarkets after winning a
This lovely little book, written by Elizabeth Duffin and illustrated by Mike Duffin (who is a senior Honey Show Judge), carefully explains in step by step detail how to make some of the beautiful, intricate, and lifelike beeswax flowers that led to her winning many first prizes at National, County,
The Basic assessment is the first of the BBKA modules a new beekeeper can take. It is intended to confirm to the candidate that he knows more about beekeeping than he thinks and is the first rung on the ladder to Master Beekeeper, but that is a long way off.
A new Club and website to match a very new bee keeper!
I am probably the newest bee keeper of the South West Hampshire Beekeepers and am happy to admit I need ‘L’ plates on my beekeeping suit! I thought for those of you who may be dabbling with the