What’s the first thing that you do when you get back from your holiday? Put the washing machine on? Make a nice cup of tea? (Yorkshire of course, it never tastes quite the same anywhere else!)
In our case it was up to the apiary to check the hives. And there we found rather a large swarm on a branch of one of the apple trees.
As you can see from the bottom picture they were persuaded into a hive that we had prepared for just this sort of eventuality. They’re still there and settling in nicely and a cheeky tweet to Virgin Wines about the usefulness of their boxes got us re-tweeted to their 22K followers. I may be getting the hang of this social media lark!
Watch this space next week as we should be ready to launch this season’s honey – just the jarring and labelling to finish first.