Mersey valley in winter showing frost on trees

The Fight Continues

Winter is nearly over It won't be long until spring has sprung and beekeepers across the land start to open hives and assess how their bees did over the winter. I could be more cynical than the average walrus, but…
Piglets at 2-3 weeks old

Pigs on the Wing

Piglets at 2-3 weeks old Many beekeepers in the UK are in the process of removing supers and extracting their honey. The summer is nearly over, queens are laying less, and the bees are beginning to arrange their nests for…
common wasp close up showing face

How very Vulgar

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris), queen As we are now in the middle of the summer holiday season there are plenty of opportunities to use my word for the day, “vulgar”. What a delicious word. Just saying it makes my walrus…
Bruce Lee enter the dragon

Enter the Beekeeper

To me, the bee season never seems to last very long. I’m already thinking about winter holidays and it’s still August. Perhaps this has something to do with all the rain we have had in my area over the last…