Survivor Bees

Posted: 19th June 2018

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 lots of eggs, indicating that she is healthy and well, and the brood was plentiful. The colony has already filled it's ...

Busy Bank Holiday at Honeydale

Posted: 1st June 2018

Earlier this month we hosted a farm walk for a group of post grad students from the RAU, who came to discuss diverse and sustainable farming. With hawthorn hedging in full flower and bathed in sunshine the farm looked a picture. A good healthy discussion was had by all. Busy Bank Holiday Weekend ...

New Bee-ginning

Posted: 16th May 2018

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 few weeks due to the cold and wet weather, and it was clear that the last surviving WBC was struggling with low bee ...

Honeydale Planning Approval

Posted: 1st May 2018

We are delighted to announce that the plans for the Centre at Honeydale Farm have been unanimously approved. We are now in the process of putting everything in place so that construction can begin as soon as possible. Watch this ...

New Bird Species at Honeydale

Posted: 24th April 2018

Richard Broughton was at Honeydale this weekend conducting a survey, with very pleasing results - two new species were recorded at the farm: A pair of coots have arrived and are building a nest on the pond and a Sedge Warbler was seen singing next to the pond. This is further proof that the ...

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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.