They have in stock Jacobite limited edition Cockenzie honey. This is a very small batch of honey, only 30 x 110g jars and exclusive to the deli at £5.50
The local East Lothian runny honey was made by my honeybees in Cockenzie during the last two weeks of August and has a delightful unique flavour, a hint of blossom from willow herb & garden flowers within Cockenzie House and surrounding gardens.
You can find the Mousehole Deli at 131 Portobello Hight Street opposite the police station
Get some now while stocks last: call 0131 657 1789
I love to watch bees flying into the hive. With our apiary visits you can spend an hour with me at our apiary and watch the bees at work. On warm days you can see inside the hive and if lucky see the queen! Here are some great slow motion shots of honey bees at an apiary in Australia.
The picture shows a small swarm of honey bees which has gathered on a holly bush branch in a back garden. If your swarm looks like this – and is easily accessible then we may be able to deal with it. Typically bees will stay in this swarm cluster for a few hours before moving on (maybe even a couple of days).
For swarms found in East Lothian call Bryden 01875 811387
IMPORTANT: If the swarm is not out in the open, clustered and accessible we won’t be able to collect the swarm. In this situation please either contact your local council’s Pest Control Dept or a private Pest Control Contractor.
FAQs Why call you, do I just call pest control? Sometimes they will call a beekeeper but failing that they’ll kill the bees! We will give them a new home and look after them.
Why do bees swarm? Swarming is the process by which a new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees. In the prime swarm, about 60% of the worker bees leave the original hive location with the old queen.
Is the swarm dangerous? No. Honey bees in a swarm are unlikely to be aggressive and sting anyone unless you attack the bees. At this stage they do not have a home to defend and they have filled up with honey in preparation for the flight to their permanent home. If the honey bees stay and construct a wax nest they will become aggressive if you disturb them.
What do you do with the collected swarm? We give the colony a new home on one of our apiary sites.