Copper Bee Apiary

A garden apiary in Whittlesford, Cambridge, UK - honey bees and their beekeeper Hilary van der Hoff.

Meadow Mown

The August bank holiday weekend is a good time to do the annual cut of the wildflower meadow, as it has mostly by now gone to seed, with just the feverfew, marigolds and a few borage still flowering. Cutting it was complicated by it containing a forest of raspberry canes that weren't intended to be there but which I'd quite like to keep, as well as by it being in the flight path of a large number of honey bees. Nevertheless I have now cut it and it looks like this:

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