There is an apiary on the farm and we use out-aiparies for a range of forage and to work where crops may need pollination.
Different times of the year offer different products from the apiary. Throughout summer local honey is extracted either from the comb or packaged on the comb. The beeswax is used to create a range of products such as pure burning candles, soap, lip and hand salve and polish.
Lesley has an interest in rearing bees to increase the percent of native Apis mellifera mellifera (black bee) in her colonies, selecting for natural disease resistance, enviromental best fit and temperament.