Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 26

AMBROSIA SYRUP

So that's what sixty 12.5kg jerry cans looks like.

The Cooperative has ordered 60 jerry cans of Ambrosia syrup for its members. Each can weighs 12.5kg and cost £15 – less 10% for cooperative members – that’s just £13.50. Compare that with the Maisemore catalogue price of £28.08 – with delivery to be added on. This is just one way that cooperation works to …

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Jun 26

First honey 2012

Eat me -put me on your toast.

With the Longest Day behind us we could not resist taking out a frame of honey to see what our bees had been up to. It was hardly worthwhile commissioning the new honey extractor so after uncapping we let the honey deliciously slowly emerge from the comb into a dish. Not much had emerged overnight …

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Jun 02

Mehefin/June

Blooming heck! Two swarms on the same day. One attached itself to Stef’s wrought iron balcony ballustrade clinging both to the vine and the iron work whilst the other was more conveniently placed on the wooden railings underneath the Sycamores. Lis & David donned their suits and cajoled the bees into the swarm boxes with …

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