Busy bees buzzing
around the hives in the field.
Sweet delight promised.

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When we first negotiated with a local bee keeper to put a hive or two on our field he wasn’t very hopeful that they would do very well there, he thought there didn’t seem much for them. However I was confident there was plenty, he was just viewing at a dormant time. There is fruit blossom in the hedges, clover and buttercups and other wild flowers among the grasses, flower filled gardens not far away and yes, they have done very well. Last year he actually gave us two jars of honey as rent despite only one hive being there (rent is traditionally one jar per hive!).

I saw him in town a few weeks ago and he told me he was keeping three hives there now although there were currently five, two of which were starter hives which he would be moving elsewhere later. Unfortunately though, with the cold spell and bad weather he was having to feed them. Up at the field yesterday, with a considerable improvement in the weather I counted six very busy hives so I assume one is yet another starter hive. I’m looking forward to my honey!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. elaine patricia
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 16:32:42

    What a kind thing to do. Both you and ‘him’. Enjoy and thank you.


  2. Jules
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 17:24:33

    I have bought honey from a local keeper. They recently moved. But I’m hoping the new owners will still keep the honey box that holds jars for sale on the front porch.
    A little pricey. But I try and support local!


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