Monday, 16 February 2009


My eldest son is going to start keeping bees. Probably not the best time to start, bee keeping is going through a hard time just now with many keepers having complete hives inexplicably die, but it is something he has wanted to do for several years. After much research, reading and talking with established keepers we, sorry he !, ( it's just I'm quite excited but must remember it's not my project.) is going to start this year.

Today all the equipment arrived. It is recommended that you always have a spare empty hive and he plans to build the second himself, so bought the hive flat packed, with the thought that if he puts one together he would understand better how to build one.

The hives are going to be placed in a fenced off corner of the paddock, next weekend's work.

All we, sorry he, needs now are the bees.


A Green and Rosie Life said...

Not sure the fence will keep the bees in ;-) ...... seriously though, I'd be very interested to know how you - oops I mean your son gets on with the bees. It's on my wish list but Simon is a tad reticent.

Rosie x

Sandra said...

: ) aah they make special fences here in Devon you know !!

My husband isn't too keen on the idea...insists it's just something he just isn't interested in, nothing to do with him being scared stiff !

I'm sure I'll bore everyone with photos ,details etc.

Anonymous said...

excellent - and you can make mead too!

A Green and Rosie Life said...

Ah - maybe the promise of mead may be enough to change Simon's mind!