Thuya Logs

Thuya Logs

We purchased 9 tons of Thuya logs from the Ford and Etal Estates, trees that were brought down by Storm Arwen in 2021.  They have been cut into planks suitable for making beehives by the Barbers at Brackenside Farm.  We would expect to get about 4.5 tons of usable timber as a result of this…

New Hive Boxes

New Hive Bodies

Recently we have been building new hive bodies (brood chambers) out of Western Red Cedar.  A brood chamber is usually the bottom box of a hive and houses worker-made cells where eggs, larvae and pupae develop.  Some cells in this part of the hive also hold pollen, nectar or honey which is used to feed…

Wild White Clover

Wild White Clover

I came across this photo of 24 wild white clover sections and thought about it.  There were beekeepers (3 brothers) who lived locally at Crookham who constantly selected their queens for excellence and this included the bees ability to make a perfect job of sealing their sections.  It was never easy to persuade bees to…

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…