Tuesday 1 October 2013

Bees and Books

The bees are now ready for the winter, with plenty of store and strong colonies. A DEFRA inspector on the lookout for European Foul Brood came and went through the hives last week and gave them a clean bill of health, which was a relief. Our total honey harvest for the year was 275 lbs - this was from just two hives as the third began as a nucleus early in the season and has been building up its strength during the summer. I'd say this was the best season we've ever had.
On Sunday 6 October at 4.00  I'll be discussing British writing 1945-1960 with Jude Kelly in the Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the Southbank's The Rest Is Noise festival.