Bee Keeping - August

Bee Keeping AugustAround the first day of August the Ling heather buds burst open, flooding the mountains with a vivid purple. This is the main chance of the year for the bees to produce substantial weights of honey.

For a period the bees may be left to their own devices, and a perhaps a prayer may go up for favourable weather. Horizontal sleet is not unknown in the hills in August!



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