Second visit to my mentors apiary I took a logbook with me this time as I found I’d forgotten quite a bit on the last visit. The weather (as recorded) was bright, sunny with patches of mist in the distance that hadn’t quite burned off in the sun. It was a really nice day, temperature… Read More »Pepper pot
There’s a first time for everything I had an extremely exciting day today. I met with Mr A* who had kindly invited me to see his beehives. It was the first outing for my bee suit and I have to say, it felt quite snug so maybe it’s time to lose some weight! Snugness aside,… Read More »My first bee hive inspection with a mentor
Good news I’ve made contact with a local beekeeper. He’s a really nice and helpful chap, with tons of experience! It’s recommended that when you start out you network with local beekeepers where possible. Not great news I don’t know about you, but I get excited with new projects and have an overly optimistic feeling… Read More »Good news and bad news
Bees I just wanted to touch on the subject of bee breed and location. I’m really sorry for the dad joke too, it had to bee done. Siting the bees As part of the whole “where do we put the hive” question, I learned that they need around 10 ft of clear space in… Read More »To bee or not to bee
Introduction Hey all. This is just a quick, introductory blog to let you know of our latest venture, beekeeping! Over the last few years we’ve had quite a few projects spinning like plates. Projects such as establishing Cuilidh self-catering, moving lock stock and barrel to Campbeltown, establishing Gowanlea Heights B&B, and so on. Now, we’re… Read More »We’re going to be beekeepers!