The ecological engine room has been restored at Kelston Roundhill. We’ve accommodated bees there for 18 months but after the winter one colony died out and the other was queenless and weak. Worse still, the unfortunate beekeeper had developed an allergy to bee stings and “decided to hang up his smokers” (as a fellow apiarist put it).
Happy to report that the local beekeeping scene is quite lively and we’re now accommodating two new colonies. They looked pretty busy today. Looking forward to sampling the next batch of honey, packed with local antihistamines.