Telling the Bees

  Thank you to Honeyliscious for sharing this on Facebook: There’s an old superstition involving bees and their keepers, a practice referred to as “telling the bees.” This folklore was practiced in America during the 19th century, but most likely had European roots. Its name is fairly self-explanatory: when a member of a beekeeping family…Read more »

Saffron

These are my beautiful Saffron flowers which I’ve grown in my green house from bulbs planted in September. I’m harvesting the  gorgeous rich strands as they come into flower and drying them on tissue paper in the convservatory I wrote a blog post earlier this year  about Saffron which I don’t think I ever published…Read more »