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First Harvest From The Top Bar Hive

Yum, Yum, Yum……I pulled 3 bars with huge slabs of beautiful fully capped honeycomb 20 minutes ago and I was totally amazed. I cut up and saved 20 3X3 inch chunks,  had a few to snack on and have a freezer bag full of odd sized pieces. 128 more words


Blogging Again

A brief one to get the ball rolling…

The garden is still producing but not like in years past. The saving grace have been the cucumbers….Can’t give them away fast enough! 597 more words


Our Cast of Characters

Since I’ve been talking all about chickens and rabbits and catching up, I thought an update on the characters with whom we share our farm was in order. 396 more words


Hive Update

The weather this week has been fairly changeable. Within the same day we see cycling of bright sunshine and torrential downpours. This in itself isn’t too unusual and should you be particularily averse to wet weather may I suggest that Yorkshire is not an ideal holiday destination for you. 1,202 more words


Second swarm

I am finally getting around to posting these photos…first posted them on Facebook.

Recall a previous post on 6/29? Well, my top bar hive swarmed again. 345 more words


Something New in the Garden

This find was unexpected up to a point. In the spring of 2014 I planted two varieties of banana tree in my garden. I was at the point of digging them out this year if they did not produce. 171 more words