We enjoyed a great afternoon at Tom and Barbara’s. Tom was able to show us his bee colonies including the creation of a classic artificial swarm – a simple process which we agreed is much easier to understand when demonstrated than when read about. Thanks too to the bees who had helped by raising a swarm cell for the purpose, obviously, of the demonstration.
We then got down to the serious business of afternoon tea. Copious quantities of sandwiches, scones, and cakes had been prepared by Barbara for the feast with a constant supply of tea to keep the whistle wet.
Thank you Barbara and Tom for your hospitatility.