It must be swarm season! Last Friday I had two calls to collect bee swarms, followed by another two on Sunday. I successfully transferred them all into hives, and I’ve found a new home for one of them with an old friend which is great!

On the farm we have been busy building fences to keep the roos out of the orchard. This will also open up more protected planting space for long term, sprawling plants like pumpkins and melons. We will also be able to use this space for variety trials, breeding and seed growing.

In between building fences we’ve been getting more summer crops in the ground, more tomatoes and chillies, with capsicums to follow soon.

It’s a short update today, but I should mention that we have a few new local Axedale customers joining us which is great. So welcome to you all.

Tokyo Bekana is back on the list but remember it’s a bit of a rock star, it lives fast and dies young so get it whilst its around (one week, maybe two?)

Until next week, I’ll leave you with a few bee swarm pics…

Brian.

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