Honey and Wine

Time for probably the final peep at the bees

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Although one of the colonies is weak it has survived the wasps which devastated a hive last year. We have been taking measures:

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From the stronger colony we claim just one frame of honey

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Watching the damsons swell

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and multiply, as part of this year’s seemingly heavy fruit harvest

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we are reminded of some wine made from the fruit two years ago

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and find it more than palatable

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It will be out with the demi-johns next week.

Harvest elsewhere is a bit of a race between ripening and remaining light and warmth.

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At least raspberries keep on producing whatever the weather

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