A sad end and new beginning…


It’s official we cannot keep 4 chicken for some reason as the same fate has come upon us once again. I went to let the chickens out this morning and found that one of them is dead, I don’t know why but it was the replacement for the last one that died, (a golden silkie). I think it was something to do with her having a “funny” bum meaning there was poo all over, but never mind. We buried it just outside the chicken coop next to the fruit patch.

On a bit of a brighter note, i think that we are definitely getting bees now. I’m over the moon as we will be giving the bees a new lease of life. I’m sure you’ve all heard of the plight of the honeybee but what you might not know is just how serious this is, did you know for example that there are no wild honeybee colonies left in the wild in the UK . This is mostly to do with varroa mite. A tiny might which gets into bee larvae and causes deformities in the resulting bee. This makes the colony very deceptable to disease which eventually results in colony collapse disorder or CCD for short. This is when the colony is so weak, the bees just virtually disappear. CCD’s causes are not yet fully understood however it has resulted in a dramatic decline in honeybee populations across north america and is now reaching us and spreading rapidly throughout the UK. Please help the bees by planting many benefical flowers for them as remember without the honeybee the human race only has around 25 years left to live or is it 65? Anyway it’s not long so please help them and who knows maybe you could keep bees, i mean if I can do it anyone can!!

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2 thoughts on “A sad end and new beginning…

  1. Sorry about the chicken Antony; and well done to have bees. I don’t have a hive but I have so many flowers that they like that I have so many different species of bee, wasp and hoveflies that last year they did a survey of all the bees in the garden over a one week period. Christina

    • Wow, we have a load of different bees in our garden too. We have those red mason bees and they get into little cracks in the house and you can sometimes here them buzing like mad!!

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