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Downton Honey

downton honey

Over the last couple of years I have reduced the number of beehives I keep and generally only have enough honey for my own family's use, and to give away to friends and family. On a good year you may find some of my excess honey for sale at The Borough Cafe in Downton.

Beehive entrance activity

The first couple of pictures are of bees fanning. This is a common behaviour bees use when they have found a new home, such as when being placed in a new hive. The fanning spreads pheromones to indicate to other bees the location of the colony.

The last couple of images shows bees on guard duty.