The five hives at Brogdale are doing extraordinarily well and we have made 20lbs of Brogdale Honey, now available from our shop in the Brogdale marketplace!
Having arrived as nuclei (small bee colonies) in early April, all of the colonies have built rapidly – despite the variable weather – and we have even extracted our first honey. Although the harvest was not huge, it was important to extract what we could, as the bees had been foraging on oil seed rape, the honey from which crystallizes in the combs very fast.
First deliveries of honey will soon be going to our sponsor The Elephant Pub, Faversham. If you’re interested in sponsoring a hive, please go to our sponsorship page.
Our honey bee project has been so popular that we have started our one day bee keeping courses early. The first date has been released as Thursday 5th September. If you like the idea of keeping bees but don’t know where to start this one day course perfect for you. Spend a day in beautiful surroundings learning the basics and getting hands on experience with bee keeping expert Michael White. Even taking home some honey you have harvested yourself. Numbers are limited and will fill up quickly. BOOK NOW !