Friday, May 6, 2011

May 5th - Exmoor

I went to see Pete, a good friend and fellow bee keeper I've had the pleasure of knowing for 3 years who lives on the edge of Exmoor. We spent the day touring some of his apiaries and he was kind enough to show me how to graft all be it from the passenger seat of his truck. 

After priming the cups with a small amount of royal jelly, he selected each larvae from the parent frame and carefully placed them on the royal jelly.

Both Clare and I fell in love with the local area who wouldn't when its field after field of OSR, hedgerows, woods, orchards, wild flower pastures, clover and of course Exmoor national park which is has thousands of acres of heather. If we win the lottery we will be house hunting the next day.