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What do I do if a swarm of bees turns up?

If you have a swarm of bees - DON'T PANIC. The first thing to check is if they are honey bees. If they really are honey bees then ring your local beekeepers association. For more details on how to check what you have got and get help see our swarms page.

If you live near to Bridport in Dorset then you can ring us on 01308 423808.

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First lot of honey bottled


Whilst David works on designing our labels and sourcing a suitable sized label, I get bottling.

The 12 frames we extracted from colony 1 at the Rectory, along with a couple from hive 1 in the garden, yielded 38 lbs of honey in the end - our first lot of honey and very tasty it is too.  I must phone Jill and tell her I filled the honey pot she gave to me.

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