Time for probably the final peep at the bees
Although one of the colonies is weak it has survived the wasps which devastated a hive last year. We have been taking measures:
From the stronger colony we claim just one frame of honey
Watching the damsons swell
and multiply, as part of this year’s seemingly heavy fruit harvest
we are reminded of some wine made from the fruit two years ago
and find it more than palatable
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.
At least raspberries keep on producing whatever the weather