Posted: 28/08/2012 at 16:16
I thought about beekeeping but was put off by the investment needed just for protective gear and a decent hive. We don't eat much honey either so I'd have the bother of selling it. I do, however, have several species of wild bee in the garden and that'll do for me.
I do like to have honey for cooking and occasional crumpets though. Chestnut honey bought on hols a couple of years ago was really tasty. This year I bought a pot of local Charente spring honey - really pale and delicate from all the wild flowers - and a pot of sunflower honey which is so yellow I thought it was lemon curd. Haven't tried it yet.