The Natural Beekeeping method is how bees are nurtured at Hogacre Common, safe in the knowledge that the bees know what they are doing: our job is to observe them and give them the best conditions for their well-being. Interference with the natural lives of the bees is kept to a minimum and nothing is taken from the bee’s hives that the bees cannot afford to lose. 

Recent swarm (happily rehoused) – April 2020

Recent bee activity at Hogacre April 2020. All five inhabited hives survived the winter and are extremely busy when the wind dies down and the temperature rises. This swarm has been successfully rehoused in one of our ‘top bar’ hives.

Thanks to local Chilswell Rd residents for bravely spring-cleaning the bee platform!

(Taking PPE to the next level)