Social Insects

I didn’t realise how casual our attitude had become towards bees until we had people round for a meal the other night. Our dining room backs onto the garden. When I’ve finished bothering the bees I usually drop my suit by the back door meaning to put it away later after I’ve tripped over it … Continue reading Social Insects

Brew Day

It’s brewing time at the Naked Apiary.  I’ve spare honey and brewing was a major factor in deciding to keep bees. When brewing and honey occur in the same sentence, it’s usually mead that’s the subject. I prefer to brew beer – it’s ready much faster and I find it easier to get good results. … Continue reading Brew Day