bees

Harvest reflections

May 9, 2021 // 2 Comments

Autumn is almost done.  It approached rather suddenly and with my brother and his wife departing at the start of it I did not feel prepared to do justice to the harvest [...]

Flapping and buzzing

October 29, 2020 // 6 Comments

So although I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from the “urban farming” activities , obviously the birds and the bees have not been impartial to the coming of spring – even [...]

Dry vs Drive

January 8, 2020 // 7 Comments

After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, I’m battling to get back into the swing of things. It’s as if the dry heat and smoke haze have sapped up all the drive and energy. [...]

Busy bee weekend

October 14, 2019 // 2 Comments

Our bees seem to have a thing for weekends. About three weeks ago they swarmed on a Sunday and our mentor Sam had to make plans with his girls to rush out to us to save them. [...]

Don’t pull it out!

September 30, 2019 // 1 Comment

Following on from our previous post about our bees swarming, this post is primarily about bee food. But there’s another story woven through about “pretty” vs functional [...]

Bees swarming!

September 25, 2019 // 1 Comment

We live in interesting times indeed – I had three stories ready to go at the same time! The framed chook greens one was basically finished, so it went out, but this is [...]

When the heat is over…

July 8, 2019 // 7 Comments

A while ago I said “when the heat is over, I’m going to plant more clover”, primarily for the bees. We plant all the open areas and paths at Dreamland with a mixture of [...]

H is for Honey

May 6, 2019 // 1 Comment

It’s always great excitement when you harvest anything new for the first time. Some of you may have been doing the bees and honey extraction so many times that it becomes a [...]