Winnie-the-Pooh and some Bees

Its been quite a while since I added anything to this blog but not because I’ve given up on the bees, life just gets in the way sometimes and as ever I have been very busy down at the apiary looking after all the ladies and through swarm control I am now up to 7 hives this year… intending to combine a few before the autumn and aim to over winter with a maximum of 4, we’ll see how that goes…

Recently my daughter took part in her schools ‘extreme reading challenge’ where children are encouraged to be photographed reading a book in an ‘extreme’ location. Many children take part in the challenge and produce some outstanding photos, we decided to head down to the apiary and use the hives…

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Firstly my daughter calmed the bees with a little smoke…

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then she introduced Winnie-the-Pooh to some Bees

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finally we were ready to take our ‘extreme reading’ photo…

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So here it is, what do you think? Was this worth the effort? Reading Winnie-the-Pooh and some Bees to the bees at the apiary. I think most of them enjoyed it but unfortunately one objected to the story and decided to sting her through the suit… this led to a few tears but a quick recovery and a return to the hives was rewarded with some honey filled brace comb which seemed to completely erase any memory of the sting… mind you who doesn’t like fresh honey?

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I thought that I would also take the opportunity to get a review on this years honey from an expert (she’s been eating it from the hive since she was a toddler!) and here is what she had to say….

I hope you enjoy sharing my beekeeping journey with me, please feel free to comment or share.

I can also be found at @danieljmarsh on twitter or British Beekeepers page on Facebook if you would like to get in contact.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Great photos and video! And such an appropriate book. Surely a winning entry, especially after braving a sting. The honey looks most delicious.

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  2. Posted by Neil & Sammy Page on July 16, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Good morning, Thank you for sharing your beekeeping experiences. Good to see you
    are encouraging the next generation of beekeepers. My son is a regular helper. Please see my facebook group which i have just started call ‘all about skeps’ . Thank you very much.

    Reply

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