Look closely and you can see a great pattern of eggs laid by the #queen #bee that arrived in the dual swarm on the 16 June. They are doing well and building for the winter.
Looking forward to amazing #vegan Sunday lunch with this organic veg from the raised beds. Beetroot lettuce perennial wall rocket new potatoes fennel courgettes mint cavelo Nero kale and some nasturtium and marigolds for good measure. What a day to celebrate and enjoy the host of insects and butterflies which have been enjoying the bounty too.
Chef @leemangles goes old school with the full dressed #salmon treatment for a lunch party in #Fulwood today
A beautifully wild part of the plot - white campion hovered figwort thistle to name a few plants keeping the raspberry canes red currant and apple trees company!
Part of a frame from one of our hives today - wonderful geometry with stores of pollen and dark honey. #honeybees
Our honey bees enjoying the #meadowsweet flowering today in profusion around the wildlife pond - bonus for them as its only 30 paces from their hives! I wonder if the active ingredient from which aspirin was originally synthesised has any effect!!
These wild raspberries are tiny and very time consuming to pick but a wonderful flavour - what shall we make with them?
Wonderful #local #organic lettuce lovingly produced by Nick at #SheffieldOrganicGrowers I am sure will be appreciated by Richard and Abigail bride and groom at our #wedding @kelhamislandweddings today
Chef Adams not pork pie looking rather fine for the vegan contingent tonight @kelhamislandweddings From the recipe the phrase Ive always wanted to do a non-meat equivalent of a pork pie was not one we would ever be heard muttering. However looking at these bad boys may need to change our view!
Chocolate truffles - preparation for todays wedding @kelhamislandweddings
The two? Swarms of #bees that turned up on my seat two weeks ago @sheffield.honey
Queen bee in colony from swarm found two weeks ago - is this a young queen @sheffield.honey
Little evening harvest including the first blackcurrants of the year from our plot.
Breakfast with fruits from the forest garden - our blossom honey strawberries rhubarb and flowers (and lovely sun)
Looks as if there is a June shortage of nectar despite the bees having these blackberry flowers to enjoy @sheffieldbeekeepersassociation
Couple of swarms of #bees dropped in at the weekend - handy position for a simultaneous hiving operation!