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Welcome to Read Apiaries. If you’re here because of the web site address on a jar of our honey – thank you for your purchase, I hope you enjoy the taste of quality honey from NE Hampshire (UK) beehives.

Like most UK beekeepers (there’s about 44,000 of us) I keep Honey Bees as a fascinating hobby, with any income made from the sale of honey going to help look after my hives and their honeybee colonies.

Graham

You can contact me via email on:
beekeeper@honey-bee.co.uk

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See our facebook page for recent activity with the beehives, honey availability etc

3 weeks ago

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Ran two “Introduction to the honeybee and beekeeping” sessions recently to a local home education group. Based on the great feedback the children all enjoyed it, and the adults! It also helped to raise much needed funds for 101st scout group equipment. ...

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2 months ago

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Probably one of the more noticeable “June gaps” I’ve experienced in recent years. A June gap is known in beekeeping circles as the period when there’s very little for the bees to feed on between the spring flower nectar flow and the summer flower nectar flow. Often it’s barely noticeable, this year however after a bumper spring crop the gap has been severe, prompting he National Bee Unit (yes there is such a thing) to put out a starvation alert. I’ve heard of some smaller colonies locally starving to death. Apart from the nucs my bees didn’t need feeding, but there has been a noticeable use of honey stores and drop off in egg laying, some colonies came close to failure with only days worth of food left. It’s over now though, the summer nectar flow has started. ...

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2 months ago

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Thank you to everyone who bought a jar of the spring honey. It’s all been sold. Hopefully the summer will be good for the flowers and we’ll get a good nectar flow and thus a summer honey crop in September. ...

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3 months ago

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Spring honey now available, extracted end of May. £5 for 12oz (340g). Sold direct from the door. ...

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3 months ago

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Nearly ready...some of the supers are off the hives, there’s been a good spring nectar flow this year. Now to spin it out, filter and bottle it. ...

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