We have three beehives at the bottom of the garden. Sometimes there are four, depending on whether a colony outgrows a hive and needs a second home. This warm summer has meant there has been plenty to forage so the bees have produced lots of offspring and honey. Next week we will take our first harvest and I think it’s going to be a bumper crop.
While the bees have been buzzing around during these last few months, I’ve been reading some excellent books to learn a bit more about them. Since people have been writing about bees for thousands of years, there’s plenty of literature to choose from, so I’ve narrowed it down to three of my current favourites.