Friday 11 May 2012

It's lovely to see the sun and all the green sprouting everywhere. With the mild winter we had and a nice spring so far, it looks as if we had good wintering success and are looking forward to summer. This spring we've been busy making hive splits and putting out queens. There's lots of pollen in the willows to feed the baby bees and I'm sure the dandelions are ready to pop.

Peter's rubber arm has been twisted by his sweet little niece and he's going to do a presentation for her preschool pretty soon. Here's a quick pic of some of his supplies. (I love the smell of beeswax - it is the quintessential smell of summer for me, a beekeeper's daughter). Peter carefully melted some of our clean wax and poured it out into a sheet that he scored to break into little rectangles for the children to model into little bees. It's soooo lovely.

We've had lots of calls for honey this spring but unfortunately (or fortunately??) we sold out of last year's crop late this winter, so you're all just going to have to wait until August. We are very sorry to have none left, and at the same time relieved, as we would much rather sell you lovely fresh honey this summer!

Happy Spring!