On Aug 11 2017 we ventured out in to the bee yard to begin our apiary’s 5th honey harvest!
They say that a worker bee, in her lifetime, makes between 1/12th and 1/8th of a teaspoon of honey. I think about this often when I am extracting and bottling the litres upon litres of honey that our bees have made.
Spring has sprung! It’s been a while since we updated this website. Too long, in fact. But that’s not to say we haven’t been keeping busy like the bees.
For us, like many, keeping bees and keeping gardens go hand in hand. It is magical watching a veggie patch grow with the hum of worker bees foraging across the vegetable flowers, understated and practical in their floral beauty.
It has been unusually chilly in our part of the world over the past couple of weeks. We have had one of our rare West Coast snowfalls and the night time temperatures have been dipping well below zero. This is creating a new learning experience for us keeping bees
Yesterday, Jen and I attended a beeswax candle making workshop put on by the kind folk at the Richmond Bee Club. A lot of great people turned up for the event. It was a fun filled day with lots of fantastic candles made by all!
I first experienced the wonders of bee keeping as a young child, standing alongside my father as he tended to his hives.