Honey extraction

22nd Feb 2013

Last autumn we extracted our first honey from one of our beehives. Here is a photo collection showing the process. The first job is to remove the waxy caps over the cells of honey. This requires a sharp knife and […]

Bramble clearing, bee inspecting and duck house building

15th May 2011

A quick update on activity this week at the farm: we’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks clearing out brambles and such like from the old orchard down the side of the house but today […]

Horizontal Top Bar Hive Building

5th Apr 2011

On Saturday 3rd April (and some of Sunday), Some of the members of the community farm got together to build a Horizontal Top Bar Hive (TBH) with the intention of keeping bees on the farm to help pollination and for […]

Bee Hive Building

3rd Apr 2011

Another really busy and productive day down on the farm today. We had a lot of new families coming out to visit the farm for the first time and I’m happy to say that all of them have signed up […]