Wayward Gardening

I have been pondering how to make best use of my garden, now that the chickens are [mostly] contained, and I am very conscious of the looming supply problems we will inevitably face thanks to the Russians invading Ukraine, one of our major grain producing areas in Europe. There's also the death throes of the …

New Ideas

This year is going to be a little different here at Wayward Bee. I have transferred much of my operation to places beyond Shawpits, so the hens are over at Starnash Farmhouse, and my bee commitments will revolve around the Thermosolar hives, the wild-living bees at Selmeston, and other hives I visit as part of …

Wild-living Honey Bees in January

I visited the Langstroth hives at Selmeston today as we have had some beautiful spring weather and I wondered if the bees were flying. Sure, enough, they were! https://videopress.com/v/ySTaeADc?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Their hive has completely sunken in to the ground so they are using this entrance which they opened last year. There is some very pale pollen …