The much-anticipated visit of Phil Chandler took place last month. Known as "The Barefoot Beekeeper", Phil believes in allowing the bees to follow their natural instincts, with minimal intervention, and is much more concerned about conservation than big honey harvests.
He talked about how he had developed these ideas into practice at a social evening to which local beekeepers had been invited. All of us found it a truly inspiring occasion.
|Removing unused comb to encourage new comb-building|
|Phil pointed out how the bees had created a channel to be able to move about the hive whilst conserving heat.|
You can find out much more about Phil at http://www.biobees.com/