After so many weeks of hot, dry weather, it’s quite hard to imagine what conditions were like at the start of the spring, when the atypical cold spell and last heavy days of rain were causing us problems. Firstly, sowing was delayed because the soil wasn’t warm enough, and then, on the ...

Bee Good

Posted: 20th July 2018

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 week. The queen is still laying well, with lots of eggs visible (see pic). Meanwhile the new colony inside the WBC in ...

Bees Beat The Heat

Posted: 11th July 2018

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 hive and the big National hive. It was hot work during this heatwave, but very cheering.   The Nuc box now has a ...
Exciting news. We’re very pleased to welcome The Kitchen Garden People who have begun setting up the Honeydale Kitchen Garden. Emma, Christine and Dan have been running a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme in Chadlington, near Honeydale, for the past couple of years. Dan is ...

Bee-Tastrophy

Posted: 26th June 2018

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 hives had been knocked over and the stands had been thrown several metres away.  This had been done by a flock of sheep ...

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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.