Summer forage for the Bees

Over recent weeks we have achieved a great deal with our bees because of a spell of good weather. Many young queens have been introduced into small hives (nuclei) and are now mated and hopefully will make good colonies next spring. The weather has changed to such a degree that we must now move all…

Visitor Information – Summer 2020

We enjoy some very busy summers with lots of tourists visiting our honey farm, particularly during the school holidays. However because of the COVID 19 pandemic our visitor centre has been closed since March. Our staff have continued to work onsite, this includes beekeepers, production staff and admin staff. Now, despite the easing of lockdown…

Migratory Beekeeping

We have now taken bees to the oil seed rape for 50 years. We cannot avoid this crop because there are so many fields in the Tweed Valley. But we need to take the bees into the fields to get them away from the bitter North Easterly winds that have gone on now for a…

The Beekeeping Season : Spring

Here is beekeeper and Chain Bridge Honey Farm owner Willie Robson looking through the bees in a Spring site close to the Honey Farm. Willie is looking in the brood chamber where the queen has laid eggs which will hatch into young bees. Some of the brood will hatch into drones (males) and some will be…