Friday, 11 June 2010

The bees have arrived!!!!

I'm terribly excited- our first hive is now buzzing with bees. Ian, our expert beekeeper delivered the swarm this morning. They seem to have settled in fairly well. In the first few days we expect some activity as the bees will be getting to know their new home. They will be using landmarks and the sun to orientate themselves. We'll be getting another hive within a few weeks and we'll be letting them settle in the first year. Next year, Ian will be running beekeeping courses here at The Castle and we can expect our first Castle honey harvest!


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  2. wow, he's handling them with rolled up sleeves!