What can beekeeping teach us?

Beekeeping is more than just keeping bees, and right now, with the world in a state of flux, I feel it is more important than ever. Not, I hasten to add, because we should all be installing hives, but an understanding of a bee colony allows us to connect with the interactions of nature so … Continue reading What can beekeeping teach us?

New Course! (Sort of…)

I have reinstated my Gardening for Bees and Wildlife course as it is a great time to think about planting for next year, and get some good habitats in place before the weather sets in for the winter. It is becoming increasingly clear that our apiaries, gardens, and public spaces are not just a valuable … Continue reading New Course! (Sort of…)

Autumn Check on the Marsh

Today, Paul and I took a trip to check on the West Rise Junior School Apiary on Langney Marsh. Breezy but warm, we took the scenic (but buffalo-free) route to the bees, taking in the swans flying overhead, a female kestrel hunting, and some young moorhens preening on a raft of pondweed. We passed what … Continue reading Autumn Check on the Marsh

New Sustainable Beekeeping Course Dates

I have had quite a few enquiries about resuming my Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping courses, so I am hoping--after the confusion of the last few months--I am able to give something approaching a definitive answer! To make my in-house courses Covid-compliant, I have reviewed the arrangements so that we can still enjoy the relaxed and … Continue reading New Sustainable Beekeeping Course Dates