Gail Reade
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 / Published in Bees and Veg, Gail's Blog, Grow your Own
Looking around the garden on this wet warm morning I’m checking in on my vegetables. The pea plants have now almost finished producing flowers. Emerging from these flowers come the pods that produce fantastically sweet peas, however I have noticed a few flowers at the base of the plant but I will be amazed if
Abigail Reade
Thursday, 26 March 2020 / Published in Bees and Veg, Burscough Community Farm, Grow your Own
Organic farmer and writer Neil Hickson (of Burscough Community Farm) explains why organic farmers and beekeepers make perfect partners for conservation and commerce. I would say about 97% of people I talk to have faces that light up when I say, “We keep bees on our farm.” People love bees, even if they don’t ‘like’
Abigail Reade
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 / Published in Abi's Blog, Educational Materials
worksheet for children
During the UK wide Covid-19/Coronavirus shutdown, children of everybody but Key Workers are at home along with their parents. This is to prevent the disease crossing to others, but also a way of making sure that everybody who should be at home, is at home. During this time, some schools have provided worksheet for children
Abigail Reade
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 / Published in Abi's Blog
UPDATE – 05/06/2020; Due to overwhelming amounts of web forms being sent in regarding bees, we will only be replying to forms where the bees have been identified as Honeybees, or where the bees have been identified as Tree Bees but are outside the property, either in the garden, a bird box, compost heap etc.
Andy Reade
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 / Published in Andy's Blog, Bees and Veg, Grow your Own
Grow Your Own
At the time of writing this post we in the United Kingdom have entered unchartered waters due entirely to the virus we now know as Covid-19 or Coronavirus. What most people have probably not understood yet is the significant changes to our lives for at least the next twelve months, and maybe even longer? For
Gail Reade
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 / Published in Gail's Blog
Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) I had trawled the local shops to find even a small hand sanitiser and failed miserably, I thought that I might produce some of my own. After all, I do hand make TreeBees’s  range of Organic, Natural Hand Creams, Delicious Vanilla and Honey Lip Balms and fantastically
Abigail Reade
Thursday, 21 November 2019 / Published in Abi's Blog
Honey Chocolate Brownies are the ultimate in indulgent snacking and the best part? They’re super Diet Friendly! I’m not a fantastic baker. As a matter of fact, pretty much all of the TreeBee family will attest to the TERRIBLE bakes I’ve done over the years. From Jam Roly Poly (that ended up being more of
Abigail Reade
Friday, 21 December 2018 / Published in Abi's Blog
This year has been yet another busy one, filled with bees, heatwaves and a headline or two! To begin with, in April we were able to do a basic head count of honey bee hives that we believed had survived the winter and we are so proud to report losses of only 12% over the
Abigail Reade
Monday, 26 November 2018 / Published in Abi's Blog
Tree Bee Society
Low Carbon Beekeeping Beekeeping is a fairly Low Carbon business. The basics, such as hives, frames and tools are usually made from wood and steel (though there are alternatives!) and equipment is often used multiple times, even being re-purposed after their original use, to get even more miles out of what can be expensive pieces
Abigail Reade
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 / Published in Abi's Blog
Is it legal to kill bees? That’s the question most commonly asked by people who get in touch with us at Tree Bee. Whether it’s members of the public, local authorities, private commercial landlords or pest controllers themselves, there’s a huge grey area in the law over what can and can’t be done. After explaining