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  1. Gower Beekeeper

    First hive headache.

    Just the normal brood with brood and a half occasionally.
  2. Gower Beekeeper

    Food Business Registration - exemptions for honey?

    Great idea. Perhaps I will weigh some empty jars to see how much they vary.
  3. Gower Beekeeper

    Hi from Gower in Wales.

    I thought Ivy made bitter honey?
  4. Gower Beekeeper

    Honey price

    The Cooperative is still going strong with 12 members. Just received a group order for Ambrosia syrup.
  5. Gower Beekeeper

    Food Business Registration - exemptions for honey?

    I was approached by Swansea City & County Council who wanted to visit me. Did my level 2 (it is helpful to do this) and prepared a HACCP document. The visit was painless; the lady had only done one other beekeeper and so was on a learning curve herself. Got a five star assessment which I can...
  6. Gower Beekeeper

    First hive headache.

    The most difficult way to keep bees is having one colony - start with two if you can afford it. That way, you have your own resources if something goes wrong eg going queenless. After 8 years I started using deep brood but this has not been an overnight success.
  7. Gower Beekeeper

    Hi from Gower in Wales.

    Just taken off my latest crop of honey. The bees are more interested in the Ivy than cleaning out the wet frames I returned to them.
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