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A new beekeeping year

Last Friday I considered it warm enough to conduct the first inspection of my hives of the year.  I was very pleased to see all three colonies alive and well, although one was much smaller than the others.  I blame myself as the mouseguard across the entrance to this colony was largely blocked with dead [...]

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Shaun with beehive

Success at last

If there are any readers of this blog out there then I apologise for the inordinate delay since the last posting.  My only excuse is that it has been a busy year. This is the 3rd year I have been keeping bees and yet again it has not been a straight forward year.  In the [...]

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Cuts of lamb

When is lamb lamb?

This weekend Laura, a former member of staff now living in the Lake District, visited with her partner and kindly brought us a fully butchered Herdwick lamb for our freezer.  It looks delicious and I cannot wait to throw some onto the barbecue.  Laura’s partner is a hill farmer in the Lakes and we had [...]

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