Sketching Chickens

This was my third attempt at running this course as the weather was exceedingly unhelpful on previous occasions! Therein lies the problem with organising any outside event in the UK... The reason I run these courses is that as well as a beekeeper, I am an artist, and run a life drawing class each Monday … Continue reading Sketching Chickens

Summer vs Winter honey

How and when bees store honey alters the composition and taste. In conventional beekeeping, all the honey from the preceding season is taken in late summer/early autumn, and the bees fed a sugar syrup to replenish their stores. I don't do this. Instead, I take honey little and often through the summer and leave the … Continue reading Summer vs Winter honey

Beeswax wraps

Honeybees produce wax from glands in their abdomen, and their combs are a vitally important part of the colony's life, being a place to live, communicate and raise their young as well as store their honey and pollen supplies. It takes a tremendous amount of energy and collective work to form the wax cells, and … Continue reading Beeswax wraps