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The Mysterious Shrinking Queen and Other Tales!
Chris and I had fantastic weather for our late season inspection of the apiary, but we weren’t there to do an actual inspection. At this time of year, there is virtually ...
Bee Good
Another great inspection this week with lots of good news to report. In the national hive, the bees have made good progress at 'drawing out' comb on the new super I added last ...
Bees Beat The Heat
We’ve been back to check on how the Honeydale apiary is faring following its demolition by sheep. I took Jack, our work experience lad, to inspect the new nuc in the WBC ...
Bee-Tastrophy
I received a call mid morning from Ian to say there had been and 'incident' at the farm involving sheep and the apiary. On arrival it looked like a bomb had been dropped. Six ...
Survivor Bees
When we inspected our only remaining hive this week, the National, it was great to see that the colony appears to be thriving. We found the queen almost instantly, and could see ...
New Bee-ginning
It’s the start of the new season and Paul went to do the first proper inspection of the Honeydale hives since the Autumn. We visited the apiary only briefly over the last ...
How Beehives Survive Snow
We’re very pleased to report that our bees seem to have survived the Siberian blizzards and subzero temperatures that stuck the Cotswolds, as well as much of the rest of ...
Summer's End
Finally, we found, clipped and marked the elusive queen in our healthy WBC hive. She has been playing very hard to get! She's laying eggs and looking healthy, but the laying has ...
Elusive Queens, Super Additions, and Some Pesky Wasps
At Paul’s inspection this week, the surviving WBC was observed to be doing well, with lots of eggs and brood present. He still couldn't find the queen but the quantity of ...
Lost to the Wasps
Sad news this week. On our last inspection there were eggs and brood in WBC Hive 2 but we had to close down the hive entrance to help against wasp attack, as well as putting out ...

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It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.