Blog posts from Fevered Sleep’s bee-keeping adventures.
By The Bees, Thu 12 Jun 2014
There is a ball of fire, moving through the sky. There! There! There! We follow. We glide over the earth, searching, seeking. There! There! There! And there, a point of colour, vivid blue (although you would see it as red). There! There! There! Nectar. Sugar. Food. Food fit for a hiveful of bees. We open our mouths and carry. A mouthful of nectar, again and again and again. Precious cargo. Again and again and again, over and over and over. There! There! There! We fill the hive. We feed. And then, we build. Our home is made of us…. Read More
By The Bees, Thu 22 May 2014
We are split. We are separated. Divided. We go into the dark. There is a point of light, and another, and then darkness. We dance, vibrating. There is movement. There is new light. A new place. We scout. Day night day night day night day… The sky turns to nectar. Clouds of nectar. A universe of nectar. The sun arcs. We fly. We dance, vibrating, in darkness. Here it is here here here it is. New home. We tend. We rear. We grow.
By Kathie, Mon 30 Sep 2013
Off to visit the bees. They're preparing for winter now, winding down, and stocking up on honey #fsBees — Fevered Sleep (@feveredsleep) September 27, 2013 Bee visit part 1… Getting ready #fsBees pic.twitter.com/qTyX4YwX82 — Fevered Sleep (@feveredsleep) September 27, 2013 Bee visit part 2… There they are #fsBees pic.twitter.com/40nCvvYln5 — Fevered Sleep (@feveredsleep) September 27, 2013 Bee visit part 3… There they all are #fsBees pic.twitter.com/ng2XQyFMhz — Fevered Sleep (@feveredsleep) September 27, 2013 Bee visit part 4… What a lot of bees #fsBees pic.twitter.com/x70n9P2TG8 — Fevered Sleep (@feveredsleep) September 27, 2013
By David, Mon 8 Jul 2013
Things are looking good at bee headquarters. These long, hot sunny days are bee paradise: plenty of sun, plenty of flowers, plenty of pollen, plenty of nectar. Days of plenty. Had a quick look in our hive at the weekend, and honey stores are building up, the queen’s busy laying, and the colony’s looking stronger and stronger. All good news after a bad start in that cold, long spring (that seems like a long time ago now, doesn’t it?). Happy days. Summer days. Days for bees. (the photo’s of the queen trapped in a little cage so she can be… Read More
By David, Tue 28 Aug 2012
Well, as you probably know, it’s been quite a rubbish year for bees (and birds and butterflies and gardeners) (but not for slugs and snails)… but we’re happy to say that our small army of Fevered Sleep honey-makers have been doing remarkably well, all things considered. We have a new queen, and one of our hives is nicely full of honey. Plenty for the bees… and enough for us to have a share too. We’ll be harvesting in September. If you’d like to reserve a jar or two… get in touch. Buzz buzz buzz.