Extracting honey the low-tech way

August 30, 2012 / 0 comments

When Roger bought two colonies of bees over from Leeds to Wales we hadn’t quite anticipated them taking badly to the Welsh weather, but they did. Apparently moist and mild winters are the worst things for bees, and last winter was fucking “moist”. So we lost the colonies. Fortunately, there’s a man who breeds queens…

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Fruit and veg

August 1, 2010 / 2 comments

Those of you with vegetable patches might be interested in this useful recipe for runner bean soup, which I have just tried and which is a very tasty way to use up all those slightly overgrown stringy green beans that hide behind leaves at the top of the plant. Lots of runner beans A couple…

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