nearly the end of another season !!

As we come into the final throws of another season beekeeping i look back and it has been a very mixed year. Although it was a slow start we had a good crop of honey from the oil seed rape and Hawthorne and made good increase with the bees .The beginners courses were again a great success with a large percentage wanting to keep bees. July and early August were very difficult for the bees with cold wet weather and nectar flows coming to abrupt halt bees faced starvation and we had to emergency feed syrup (at a large expense) but despite all this we look as though we may just get a crop from the Heather and hopefully some honey from the Balsam.