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…