And summer’s lease hath all too short a date... is a line from Shakespeare's 18th sonnet, Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
So bees, the sheep & Peter take advantage of this short period of sometimes hot weather, but mostly warm with some rain. The long days of summer, the stars in clear dark skies are beautiful even more so as they are for such a short period in the year. So take advantage.
Remember if you know someone who is interested to help Peter with his bees, or if you yourself are interested please call Peter at the number below or leave a message, he'll get back to you.
If you wish to visite Just let us know by a short mail or telephone call, Peter will find time for you.
Black Aller (BeesinDevon) honey is ethically produced by Peter's bees on Dartmoor.
Peter respects the bees & nature. The honey & honey products are produced on Dartmoor (North Bovey area) & the Cornish Valley honey near Fowey.
Market time for flowers
These two swarms of bees were in the tree, Peter has found them hives, so they now enable to produce honey from the summer flowers.
Planting hedges is an essential part of maintaining biodiversity in an ever agressive period of industrial farming.
It's heather time on Dartmoor, the bees are producing one of the best loved honeys in Britain from this wonderful plant.
What about some strawberries fresh from the garden with some clotted cream!
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.
Mother Shetland ewe with her newborn lamb. Isn't he gorgeous & she seems to be so proud.
We have the pleasure in informing you that we are now a member of the Taste of the West organisation.
You may use this link to connect to their website:
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.
We wonder if you know where this is? It's in South Devon.
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.