Bio diversity & climate changes are subjects that many of us wish to see local councillors & government take seriously; we ask them to at long last take action to reduce now the adverse consequences of modern life on nature. In Devon, on Dartmoor this is of utmost importance taking into account the large number of people living in the county, and, the extremely large number of tourists coming to enjoy nature at it's best each summer. However it's not easy to maintain a balance between nature's requirements & mass tourism.
In some ways it's up to each & one of us to help reduce the impact of human transhumance on nature in Devon. We'd be interested to know your thoughts on the matter.
We have a project to put to the councils of our county, a questionnaire enquiring into their proposed efforts to improve bio-diversity in Devon & reduce the adverse effects of mankind on climate change. We will soon be sending out this questionnaire via mail, hopefully we can collect some of your ideas to add to this demand.
Peter is working hard because this is the bees season, they are working hard to provide their queen & also us with the excellent wild flower honey from Dartmoor. But not only the bees are keeping Peter busy but also the lambs, lots of births this year in his Jacobs & his Shetlands.
If you'd like to meet Peter drop us a line.
NEW in 2022
Part time beekeeping help wanted.
One/two days a week.
Would suit a person with an interest in the environment and regenerative farming.
Must have had at least one seasons beekeeping experience.
Own transport required.
Contact Peter for further details.
Peter has created his new line of business which includes natural, 100% organic locally spun wools, in various colours. The web-site will be launched very soon to announce his presence at the Wonderwool show in Wales in April. All of his wool and other by-products comme from his Jacob & Shetland sheep reared by Peter on Dartmoor.
The Gold Award for TASTE OF THE WEST
Dartmoor honey. Well done Peter!
You may use this link to connect to the website of
Taste of the West :
We support & take part in local organic businesses in the Exeter & Newton Abott area of Devon. You can find our honey in a number of shops. You can meet me (Peter) in Exeter every Thursday morning, come rain, come shine!
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES & BUY LOCAL.
Peter has kept bees since the age of 12 when he pestered his Mum for his own hive. With a lifetime's knowledge, he is often consulted about successful beekeeping, from simple hive suggestions to the latest information on fatal viruses. Peter has worked at Buckfast Abbey with World famous Brother Adam's bees.
Peter has now joined the British Black Bee (BBBee)Association with the intention of re-introducing the BBBee to Dartmoor.
Our honeys are produced by bees living out in the wild, both in Devon & in Cornwall.
The summer honey comes from bramble, heather, dandelions & tree nectars such as sycamore, oak, chestnut & fruit trees. Honey colours & tastes vary according to the flowers in season. If the honey is dark in colour & has a strong rich flavour it may mean that the flowers where the bees find their nectar is from oak or chestnut trees. By contrast honey from acacia tree flowers is a very light coloured honey with a light refined flavour. A mixture of flowers such as in Spring is usually a light to medium colour honey with a subtle flowery taste.