‘Around William Woodley’s Apiary, Worlds End, Beedon’ is an update of a post I did in 2014. The purpose of the 2014 post was to review the features in the photo and to discover what remains.
I visited the farmshop in early January 2020 to get an appreciation about how other honey producers label their jars. I hope to redesign my label before the honey season begins. Without further ado here is my review.
Printing Bees on tissue paper, using an adana printing press, is tricky because the paper is so thin and the ink very thick. Nonetheless, it is possible and here’s how.
This blog is a Honey Label Review of Galloway Honey Farm Scottish Heather honey. This blog follows on from my honey label style review of London Honey Co.
By deconstructing the style of London Honey Co (LHC), I hope to show how beekeepers can raise their game in marketing honey.
Why should beekeepers trap wasps in spring? The problem I am hoping to address happens in autumn which is a squadron of yellow jackets attacking your weakest colony of honeybees. You can mitigate the problem by narrowing the hive entrance to one bee-space. If the wasp-attack is still persistent, place a clear material at the […]
But Sally needs your help. She wants to buy a converted horsebox (coverted into a mobile shop) to reach local villages, many of which no longer have a shop.
William Woodley (1845 – 1923) was a pioneer in ‘Modern Beekeeping’, a champion at the show-bench, the owner and operator of Britain’s largest bee-farm, was presented to Queen Victoria, an owner of the world’s first mass-produced car, and a prolific writer. His commentary of the Isle of Wight disease, a disease which wiped-out ninety per cent of the honeybee population in the British Isles, is his most significant contribution to the world of beekeeping. Woodley’s story charts the rise and fall of British beekeeping.
The photo above is a paulownia tree in East Hanney with honeybees living inside it. Tree cavities were the original home of the honeybees.