Willow Harvest

Ffynnon Beuno sits right at the foot of a valley with steep sides and Beuno’s little babbling brook dissects the land. The flow varies depending on how much water is draining down from the mountains above us and the land either side but the brook is never dry even in the hottest of weathers. The… Continue reading Willow Harvest

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Sugar, ah Honey Honey!

Before becoming a bee keeper, like most people I took honey for granted. An underwhelming sticky goo in squeezy bottles from the supermarket, I had tried it once and then carried on with granulated sugar. When I first started my training as a beekeeper, I met other established and passionate beekeepers who not only kept… Continue reading Sugar, ah Honey Honey!

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Bats about Ffynnon Beuno!!

One of the many benefits of managing the land without chemicals is the huge abundance of biodiversity this encourages. In the warmer months, the fields are alive with the gentle hum and buzz of millions of insects going about their business and even in the colder months, a warm afternoon can see clouds of little… Continue reading Bats about Ffynnon Beuno!!

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Dairy Sheep

I have always enjoyed a cheeky Spanish tapas and along with chorizo, Manchego cheese is a favourite dish. What you may not know is that Manchego is one of a number of tasty cheeses that is made from ewe’s milk – along with Feta (Greece, Italy, and France), Ricotta and Pecorino Romano (Italy) and Roquefort… Continue reading Dairy Sheep

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