Sealed queen cells on a grafting frame

Laws of Physics

Queen cells not far from emerging I may have discovered some laws of physics hitherto hidden from me. The obvious one that I have suspected for some time is that the weather will always turn rubbish when lime trees flower. It's…
Rain splashes on a puddle

Damp Squib

This summer has been a damp squib. Literally damp, but what on earth is a squib?! I always wondered about that expression. Apparently, a squib is a firework, so a damp squib would be a disappointment if you were expecting…
Horse Chestnut Tree In Flower by Renoir

Busy as a Beekeeper

Here in my part of England, the weather is currently absolutely perfect, and we have shaken off the oppressive depressed state induced by a long cold Winter followed by a miserable Spring. It is incredible how rapidly Nature responds to…