Bees are social insects, which means that they live together in large, well-organised family groups called a colony.
The following article has been reproduced from The Permaculture Research Institute website.
With thanks to The Permaculture Research Institute
Martin O’Callaghan has been keeping bees for nearly 20 years and was up for sharing his experience with us on… Continue reading
This may be a permaculture video clip but it includes a section on the importance of Bees to the Food Forest garden which may be of interest to beekeepers.
Adding living areas
Last week Harry used his ‘o’ level woodwork skills to prepare further living accommodation for the colonies in the langstroth hives. Harry had ordered and received 3 basic langstroth kits and we perused how the parts could… Continue reading
Last week has been a very busy one for our bees. On Tuesday, Ducklington colony and Kingham, both cast off and swarmed into a bush very close to the apiary. Melvin was really pleased to observe this wonderful… Continue reading
Spring is here
A month late, but, finally, spring is here. Harry and Melvin are pleased to report that all three colonies have made it through their first winter. They have been out foraging and we are so pleased to… Continue reading
Harry and Melvin had a call regarding what we were told were two ‘swarms’ last week. When we arrived at the site of the bees in Kidlington, all was revealed. A very small colony had set up… Continue reading
Sorry for lack of updates!
We are sorry for the lack of updates on the site, this was down to website problems. We are pleased to report that all 3 colonies are progressing well, and most happy to say that the former… Continue reading