So, it finally happened; I am a beekeeper. Funny how life presents the right opportunity, at the right time. I am actually not new to beekeeping, and initially dabbled back in the early 2000s, when I was still a newcomer to Cornwall and constraints led me try for a couple of years but then let it go. The time was not right. But it’s something I’ve been wanting to get back into for a while, and towards the end of last year (2017) I was lucky enough to win a place on the Eat Natural Pollenation Initiative , providing the opportunity to return and pick up where I left off nearly two decades ago. Fast Forward to the time of writing, as summer 2018 draws to a close, and I am now the proud custodian of not one but two healthy and active hives of bees, together located in a secluded garden enclosure to the rear of a rather lovely west Cornwall B&B. It’s been a stop-start process, a major learning curve, and one that is set to continue as we now head towards winter with the bees preparing to survive the coming colder months – and me preparing to support them through it, to hopefully all come out the other end, with honey production for us all together in mind!
I’ll be sharing my progress on here in blogs posts. And, of course, offering my honey and other products – including hand-made beeswax candles – for sale, as and when available. So watch this space for updates on progress and activity, including details of products available and where to buy.