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Shropshire has turned yellow!

The oil seed rape crops are definitely in flower now all around our home in Shropshire and our bees our loving it! Wendy isn't so keen as her hay fever is bad and by the time she has carried out apiary inspections, she has runny nose and eyes and a very sore throat! To minimise this she is eating our honey with every meal and cuppa she has!

Anyway, the important part - our bees. They are going mad having such a pollen and nectar feast with our fields of yellow. We have spent our week inspecting our apiaries and adding lots of supers to our busy bees.

Wendy has been busy painting our new hives and our renovated hies so that they are ready to be taken out to the apiaries and added to the hives on the sites. Believe it or not she did manage to get some paint on the hives but looking at her you really would wonder!!

The renovation of our honey processing room is also going well (Wendy will get to paint in there too soon!) We will be ready for our Spring extraction and hopefully all our honey extraction for this year will be a lot more straight forward and it won't be like being stuck in a bee super prison!

We have been out and about with markets and fairs locally and it has been lovely meeting people and telling our customers about our products, as well as supporting local events.

Our next markets are our regular ones, Whitchurch Artisan Farmers Market in the Bullring in Whitchurch on Saturday the 7th May and Made in Shropshire market at The Square in Shrewsbury on Saturday 14th May 2022. We look forward to seeing you when we are out and about, especially now the sun is shining!

Our new website is now up and running, so if you are unable to make it to the markets, you can also order your honey online with us.

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