Located between the Ashmore Green Road and Cold Ash, this is an established site by a small orchard, plenty of woodland and hedgerows. In the spring these bees get a good boast from snowdrops. The peak nectar flow tends to be around the time of the blackberry being in flower. The bees will be foraging over Cold Ash, Ashmore Green and Thatcham.
Our first apiary where we have had bees for nearly 10 year. On the edge of an organic farm just outside Brimpton (note the honey is not certified organic) these bees forage over Brimpton and Crookham Common. The honey from this location has won prizes in the Newbury Show, and the Berkshire categories of the National Honey Show.
A new site for 2023. Located on a small farm on the edge of Greenham Common, these bees will for foraging over Crookham Common to Brimpton and over Greenham Common. Early in the season these bees are likely to be gathering pollen from the gorse on the Commons. A mix of woodland forage, plenty of blackberry and common land with a touch of bell heather.
In a large country garden this apiary is surrounded by plenty of large established Lime trees, beyond here the formal gardens is farmland with a range of crops. The bees will be flying over Frilsham, Hampstead Norreys, Hermitage and Yattendon.
A new site for 2023. These bees located on a large estate on edge of Midgham. Surrounded by arable farm land we are expecting the colonies to build up fast with the oil seed rape growing in the surrounding fields. These bees will be foraging over Woolhampton, Midgham, Upper Bucklebury and into Thatcham.