About

Five Hives is my bee project.  Last year (2016) I started keeping bees. I went on a beginners beekeeping course, got a hive, got some bees, and jumped straight in feet first and got stung (literally).

That first year was a massive learning curve. Even with only one hive, learning how to keep bees is a fascinating experience and one that has definitely got me hooked. This year (2017), I’m expanding. I bought four more bee colonies complete with hives and a whole load of extra kit. Hopefully I can manage these colonies to a successful honey harvest later this year and hopefully start to sell some honey.

I might expand to more hives. I might expand to other products as well as the honey. Candles being the simple option but lip balms, soap and creams are all possible.

The plan for this site is to collate useful information, chronicle the happenings in my apiaries and hopefully add a front end sales side later on.  That’s all assuming I can cope with the bees, keep up with blogging, and eventually have something to actually sell.

It should be a fun ride. 🙂

Contact me at @marbell379 on Twitter