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Posts tagged ‘Orford’

Honeycomb Box

Lucky me! My Easter present from Sarah was a gleaming art deco Minton Solano honeycomb box. It's so vintage that it makes me feel young. And our Bermondsey Street honeycomb fits perfectly inside! As I said, lucky me!

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10 Out Of 10

Sarah and I were delighted to receive a collection of wonderful bee-drawings made by the pupils of Orford CEVA Primary School, following our bee-education day in March. Here are some random samples of the art-work. We marked them all 10 out of 10!

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Back To School !

I was preparing to take my bees into Orford Primary School. It had seemed like a good idea at the time. That time was last September, when I offered to bring the bees in to show to the children. Now it was mid-March, 5C and in the middle of a solar eclipse, with a clammy, dank light fading perceptibly. And I was decanting Queen Beryl and 5 frames of bees out of Snape Hive and putting them into a glass observation hive to take into the school. Suddenly, it didn’t seem such a good idea, after all.

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The Poly Hive

With the bees flying from my experimental polystyrene hive with the thermometer at just 4C (note that 10C is generally viewed as the lowest safe temperature for bees to fly), the Optimist and the Pessimist have different interpretations.

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Suffolk Coastal Honey

Our delicious Suffolk Coastal Honey is now on sale in its home town of Orford - at the winner of the BBC's Best Food Producer 2012 - the illustrious Pump Street Bakery. An ideal gift from the Suffolk Heritage Coast, with or without a bar of Pump Street's extraordinary "bean to bar" artisanal chocolate!

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Pump Street

I challenge anyone to come up with a better invitation than the one I received from Joanna Brennan to visit Pump Street Chocolate's factory ? Anyone ? Thought not.....

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Queen Balling

There are times in life when you can tell that you are witnessing something slightly incredible – yet you don’t have the foggiest idea what's actually going on. Here’s an instance which occurred in my Suffolk apiary recently, with some amazing footage of what is called “Queen Balling”. Hint: keep your eye on the yellow dot in the lower right quadrant of the screen!

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Orford Castle

I hope that your bee-hives are stacked with supers full of honey and are looking quite like Orford Castle. Happy beekeeping !

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BermondseyStreetBeesOnAir

Check out the Bermondsey Street Bees' dedicated video channel BermondseyStreetBeesOnAir on YouTube !

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