It has been a while since I last posted. The garden is in full swing and harvesting the soft fruit (blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, gooseberries) has been my priority. it has truly been a bounty this year ad we haven’t even started on the apples and plums.
Squashes and courgettes are also getting underway and the garlic needs digging up, so you get my point, food comes first.
Having said that, the bees have also been busy. We have completed the first extraction of the year and the bees in the long hive are doing well.
Here is one of the long hive frames, as seen during a recent beekeeping experience day. They are pulling out the comb to fit the V shaped hive and have built up 6 frames already. I’ll try to post some more detailed pictures soon, but that’s it for now.