IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEES 
This recipe was provided by my good friend Sandra from Poppy’s Cupcakes. Click HERE to checkout their Facebook page. They do amazing things with cake and icing! 
It has been an extraordinarily busy year but very good for all that. Who knew that I could be involved in an international study of bees, stand markets, be in demand to give talks, run a crowd funding campaign, have a column in a local paper, devised a new website with a shop, be interviewed on the radio, develop a brand and new products – all less than twelve short months That is not including my other interests and obligations. 
The phone rings and it is Nathan from BBC Radio Leicester ringing to see if I would come in and have a chat, on air, with one of the presenters - Ben Jackson. Errr OK. 
I got the following email from a concerned citizen regarding dead bees in May 2014. 
 
“Hi Dave the Bee farmer, We have just noticed over the last couple of days that bees are going in somewhere in next doors lean to/extension thing. But that’s not the problem, the problem is that we have found at least 6 dead bees on the ground outside in our garden about 2 meters away from where we’ve seen them going into next door. And also just down the road, probably about 20 meters away we saw a few dead bees on the ground. So we are wandering if there is a problem that you might know of as to why they are dying?