Thinking of getting into beekeeping?

The recent warm weather has really brought out the bees – We’ve been flat out collecting swarms from all over the local area – some enormous, some little – mostly honeybees but not always… One of the swarms we collected was from a street in Royston – a young family had called us to have…

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Bee in Chimney Testimonial

Dear Andre, Thank so much for coming and removing the bees nest in our lounge chimney. When the man from the North Herts Council told us there was nothing he could do as they were honey bees we were very worried, As you saw they were entering a hole in the side of the stack about 10 feet…

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Plan Bee at the Co-Op…. Free Seeds!

Wildflowers are an important source of nutrition for pollinators, yet 97% of the UK’s wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1930s. That’s why Plan Bee has given away 1.2 million packets of wildflower seeds since 2009.  Request your free packet of seeds from the Co-Op via the link below and get involved! http://www.co-operative.coop/Plan-Bee/Ways-to-get-involved/Request-a-free-packet-of-seeds/ Andre.

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Bees at work in our garden…

Can you spot the pollen this little bee has collected on its back leg?  During a rare spell from the rain we got a good look at our bees collecting pollen from our pear trees – we brought the bees back to our garden to try and get a higher fruit yeild and fingers crossed…

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New Arrivals!

A big welcome to Scoops’ five little piglets born over Easter – Scoops is doing really well for a first time Mum – and the babies are growing quickly! Scoops is a Pedigree Saddleback Sow – Mum and babes are all settled in and we’re looking forward to watching them scoot around the smallholding…

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Piglets on the way!

After checking on our Saddleback Sow Scoops this morning we found she was nesting! Dragging sticks and hay into her ark preparing for her new babies. Scoops is a first time Mum so its even more exciting! Nesting means babies are imminent so we’re really hoping for some Easter piglets! Will post updates as they…

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