Easy Mead Making for Beekeepers

When I decided to have a go at making mead for the first time the amount of information I discovered was overwhelming. But I am...

Growing Winter Spuds In Containers

  A few years ago I’d heard that potatoes could be grown in tubs, in unheated poly tunnels and greenhouses during winter, so I thought...

DIY Steam Beeswax Purifier

I appreciate that this may look like a 1950’s satellite, or a space rocket from the Clangers, but it is actually a pasta pan on a...

The Red Balaclava (a kid’s story)

  Mam obviously wanted twins because me and our kid were always dressed the same, as anyone looking through our family album would casually point...

Beekeepers Spinner Tilting Boards

I used to get the last few pounds of honey out of my spinner by propping up the back edge with little blocks of wood...

How To Make Pickled Gherkins

This recipe is easy and allows you to process cucumbers, a jar full at a time, so that you don’t have to wait until you...

How To Make Courgette or Marrow Marmalade

  I was first introduced to this wonderful golden recipe as courgette jam but the lemon, and especially the lemon rind contained within makes it...
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