July 2020 ‘Around Mr Woodley’s Apiary…’ gives the reader a guided tour of today’s environment around Mr Woodley’s old home-apiary. There’s some lovely old photos included in this post, and it is a great follow-on from the introductory post on Mr Woodley. In addition, the contact page has been revised to provide further information to […]
Beehive Yourself: whytheface lift?
Pirates – Entertainment For The Braindead Don’t you see my eye-patch and the parrot on my shoulder,Don’t you see the broadsword on my belt,I don’t plan on staying in this bay,Gonna take what I need and sail away,I hear that’s what pirates do, [Chorus 1] My ship doesn’t need no anchor,My crew doesn’t need no […]
Printing Bees on tissue paper, using an adana printing press, is tricky because the paper is so thin and the ink very thick. Nonetheless, it is possible and here’s how.
How Can I Make Life 10X Better? I am sitting in front of my desktop computer with the whole day in front of me. How many decisions, however small will I be making? I suppose hundreds.
This blog ponders the idea of is liquid beeswax possible at room temperature? This train of thinking has come about because my sections of honeycomb came to nothing. The bees wanting nothing to do with drawing out comb and filling them with honey. How can I remedy the situation?
your ideas might not travel so fast because big platforms use algorithms. Algorithms police ‘wrong think’ and inhibit inappropriate ideas.
This blog is a Honey Label Review of Galloway Honey Farm Scottish Heather honey. This blog follows on from my honey label style review of London Honey Co.
This is a short blog on the beginnings of the Lockinge Estate. This text will form part of a large body of work about William Woodley, and much of the source material comes from M.A. Havinden’s book called ‘Estate Villages’. I envisage publishing the next installment of written work on William Woodley soon. The text […]
I discovered 3 things to win a chunk of time after dinner and they are my three S’s: Self-discipline, Stimulant (caffeine) and Short Sleep.
John is not his real name, and nothing about him is authentic. He comes from Afghanistan, and sells olives as well as variations upon the olive theme.
By deconstructing the style of London Honey Co (LHC), I hope to show how beekeepers can raise their game in marketing honey.
After battling a long struggle, Wantage Market Place plassed away yesterday evening, at a clinic in Switzerland. Market Place didn’t wish to prolong the suffering and travelled to Zurich to pass peacefully.
Can Understanding Your Biases Lead To Self Mastery? We see life through a distorted lens. Our five senses provide our brain with raw information. Our brain filters this information, and this filter includes our biases.
Why should beekeepers trap wasps in spring? The problem I am hoping to address happens in autumn which is a squadron of yellow jackets attacking your weakest colony of honeybees. You can mitigate the problem by narrowing the hive entrance to one bee-space. If the wasp-attack is still persistent, place a clear material at the […]
What makes now? is a mindfulness idea to reflect upon the experiences which make now. The best way to do this is to focus on each of the five senses, and reflect on experiences of each month. This a personal exercise, and naturally, your experiences will be different to mine.
Did anyone ever exist called Fabulous Maximus? But why the question?
Someone told me I was ‘fabulous’ mainly because of an act of kindness I had shown to them. If I really was ‘Fabulous’, that would be an awesome name.
I made progress with my fitness and physique using a kettlebells regime performed daily and strictly. Each morning I perform a warm-up set with one minute of kettlebell bell swings at a low weight (18kg). Then four sets of kettlebell swings, each being eight reps long, and with a twenty second interval between them. I […]
I started a morning routine about two years ago. Each morning, for twenty minutes, I meditate and I do this by focusing on my breathing. I breath in for the count of 4, hold my breath for the count of 7 and breath out for the count of 8.
Our flock of hens lay two eggs each day but once they laid six eggs or more. We miss those days.