Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘snape’

Relaxation Therapy

Here’s a soothing duet of bees and birdsong from a Suffolk garden. Well, more bees than birdsong, really. But if you like bees, you'll find it deeply relaxing !

Read more

Country Cousins

As a townie, I am starting to learn about country beekeeping. For example, fields of oilseed rape are not common in London. In Suffolk, careful management of strong bee colonies close to these flying carpets of canary-coloured flowers is required if you are not to lose an early swarm - or if you do not require a good deal of hard-to-extract, solid-setting rape honey.

Read more

The Day The Queen Came To Tea

I hope that you will be entertained by "The Day The Queen Came To Tea", which is 4-minute video which takes a gently ironic look at the British deference to monarchy and love of ceremony, morphed into an actual Queen bee introduction to a new hive. The movie was premiered at the London Honey Show 2013 on 7th October 2013. And what, I hear you ask, about my day-job ? Well, dear reader, let me confess that I was back at my desk in E1 at 6.50am the next morning...

Read more