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Did I get it right? September 5, 2012

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I took the honey crop a few days ago & now we have some sun – I’m wondering if I should have left it a while.  More on their page. honey bee on borage

 
honey bee on borage

Meanwhile, at home, the garden visitors are enjoying the borage  – a promiscuous self-setter.  This came up   since I last weeded the strawberry patch.  One to remember – it means there’s forage in the garden later into the season.  The Romans said borage “gladdens mens’ hearts” & used to take it before going into battle.  The young leaves are also supposed to to be good in salad – cucumbery – but I still find them hairy.  I just hope they’re my allotment bees getting the benefit.

Mm-mm April 16, 2012

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My ricotta & my honey.  Delicious.  The ricotta was sweet & creamy on its own, so adding the honey was an added treat.

Success! October 31, 2011

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An amazing week, topped off with a second place at the National Honey Show.  Slide 12 in this presentation shows my display of produce with honey or beeswax.  I’m really pleased & proud, as this is the first time I have exhibited anywhere, so straigt in at second for a national show is a real achievement.  I’ve got some catching up to do now I’m back home, as lst week was totally devoted to the show, but I’ll be blogging some more about last week soon.

Honey Show 2011

My display of home-produced products

Dates are not the only fruit October 21, 2011

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Check out the preparations for next week’s National Honey Show – on Yummy Stuff page.  Looking for tasters,honey drizzler so comment or email me.

First Craft Fair August 9, 2011

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Craft Fair Poster

Craft Fair POster

I’ve booked a stall at a Craft Fair in Nuneaton on Saturday 3 September.   I’ll be taking honey & jams etc with honey, pamper products with honey & beeswax, as well as some craft fashion items.  Hoping also to give kids an opportunity to try rolling candles from beeswax.  I’d love to see old friends & if anyone can stay long enough to give me a comfort break, even better.

Best Bee News August 9, 2011

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After a nervous few days, the waiting’s over & there’s good news on my hives.  Check out The Bees page & get back to me soon.