Saturday, 5 June 2010

The Bees are Back in Town!

After a period of nearly 3 years the it's great to be able to say that the bees are back in residence at Lytham Hall. The story of their absence is long so I'll save it but it's all forward from now on we hope.

After a very hard winter in 2008 the bee have been living in my own garden at Central Drive in Ansdell. Numerous swarms have occurred (pics will be posted soon) but I'm delighted to say the neighbors and particularly the school have been fantastic and extremely supportive in these difficult times for our bees.

With 6 colonies in total at present (4 at the hall and 2 at mine) it's a busy time but the prize of the honey keeps us at it! I say 'us', the other being my partner in bee keeping and great friend, Alan Ashton who, apart from a dodgy knee is in rude health and still busy from dawn til dusk in his mid 80's, an inspiration!

More to follow soon so watch this space....