A swarm at a wedding

We went to a wedding knowing that a swarm of bees was hanging high up on the 11th century church.  I left the empty hive on a dustbin and, when we came out, they had taken up residence. The swarm would be hanging on the church because the ‘scouts’ would have identified a place to…

Black Bees

I am surprised to learn that a small sample of our black bees have shown themselves to be 90-94% Apis mellifera mellifera as a result of genetic analysis undertaken by Dr Mark Barnett of Beebytes Analytics CIC. During the 1950’s very many Italian queens were imported into this country and so it was very normal…

Honeycomb

Honeycomb

Honeycomb is made of beeswax.  Beeswax is made by young bees from the nectar of flowers.  Generally they make it during hot weather in the Summer when there is a ‘honeyflow’ and nectar is being secreted by flowers.  The wax is kneaded into honeycomb which is then used to store the honey which is being…

bee facts

Fascinating Bee Facts & Myth Busters

As you can probably guess, we love bees here at Chain Bridge Honey! These clever little creatures, that are so integral to human life, are really pretty amazing, so today we’re going to look at some fascinating bee facts to get you clued up. Aside from having the ability to create multiple products that we…