Bridget’s Bees

bee swarmRemember Bridget’s bee hives? Ian our grower doesn’t like bees (he thinks they have something against him due to the amount of stings over the years) but it was all hands to work earlier in the week when the bees decided to swarm.

Eventually the swarm was captured by a fully booted and suited beekeeper Bridget from the great height – the ladder in the picture is an 8 foot tall one. After that it was a case of splitting into two broods: one in one hive with a queen and one in another hive to make a new queen. All seem to have settled down now and are busy around the Go Local Food fields and beyond. There is plenty of tree pollen and oil seed rape in the area to top up the comfrey and broad beans on the Go Local Food fields.