In June 2015, I met with Jeff who is the bee keeper for the farm where I work. He took me to visit some of his hives and it was the start of an interest in honey bees and the art of beekeeping. Jeff has been a bee keeper for 6 years and looks after many thriving hives and millions of honey bees. On our first visit I learned that bees go up not down, hence why you should tuck your suit into your wellies. I also learned lots of other facsinating things such as how bees turn nectar into honey, and a hive will need between 25k and 40k bees just to look after the hive. My husband Mike shares my passion for honey bees & on 8th July 2015 Jeff set up our first brood box & queen bee, the start of our first hive. Here I will share all our updates and add links to other useful sites. You can also use the quick search and select “honey bees”.
Beekeeper Diary Updates
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Why become a beekeeper? Read my article for Grow Eat Gather where I write about why I started beekeeping and the important role of honey bees and beekeepers.