Hi to all, the dandelions are out, it’s officially Spring and I want to be in a bee suit! Today we, or me, had been hoping the weather was going to be warm enough today for us to check some bees but its just not happened 😦 I know its warmer elsewhere as I have spoken with some of my bee farmer friends and they are out there now all suited up checking their bees for winter losses and making sure all is well. Hopefully tomorrow will bring some warmer weather to Hampshire so we can do the same.
I am bit late posting about BeeTradex which was the weekend before last. We went up the day before to set up and we stayed at the Woodside Hotel with other members of the BFA (Bee Farmers Assoc.). It’s always a fun evening with plenty of drinks, laughs and stories to be told! The actual trade show on the Saturday went really well. I’m not sure of the overall footfall but Rob and I didn’t stop all day. I went off for the BFA meeting for a few hours and poor old Rob was run ragged by the time I got back!
This week has been quite quiet so Sian and I have taken the opportunity to re-stock our store here. A job well done, we only have a few more bits to sort out and we are ready for the onslaught of orders.
So, if its quiet in the office you may well ask what we have been doing?? Well, Sian has been running me through the new queen rearing schedule she has drawn up. We have been talking through the pros and cons of the new plan. I eventually got my head around it all, thankfully Sian has plenty of patience… It has made us (me) very excited and we are just champing at the bit to get out there. Roll on the warm weather is what I say.
Gabe is on his apprenticeship block training this week in Surrey, we miss you Gabe, and Rob is busy lambing so we’ve not seen much of him either (Beckys Bees has lambs too, names “Sian’s Sheeps”. Thankfully we have Roxy to keep us company and she even helped us with the re-stocking!!