IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEES 

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A byproduct of keeping bees is beeswax. Part of a good husbandry regime is replace old honeycomb with clean foundation. The best wax comes from the capping when extracting honey. If you remember your ancient Greek myths, Icarus son of Daedalus ,made wings securing the feathers with beeswax. He flew too close to the sun, the wax melted and Icarus fell to his death. In 181 BC when the Romans defeated the Corsicans they imposed a tax of 100,000 lbs of bees wax. In 1371 a petition was presented to the London Court of Alderman on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers, which established them as the world’s oldest English Guild. 
The winter is the time for ideas and deep thinking. The spring time is the time to try to make them happen. By the spring nature is bursting to get going so who am I to get in the way? Would you like to be part of the Bee Garden story?  
It starts with a phone call. "We want to renovate our stables. It seems we have a few bees under the floor. Could you come along and give us some advice, please?" 
Tallboys Woodworking is Andy. He lives and works in the National Forest area of the East Midlands of England. Andy's preferred timber is Oak. He uses FSC approved and re-claimed timber to make sturdy domestic furniture, kitchenware, homeware, garden tables. benches, driveway gates but also doors and cratches for narrowboats. Read on to find out how Tallboys and The Bee Farmer work together. 
If wasps have no friends then the Asian Hornet is even less welcome. The Asian Hornet has been making its way through Europe from Bordeaux where it was first found in 2004. A native of Asia, as its name suggests, it is thought to have hitchhiked a ride in a consignment of pottery from China. Since landing it has made its home in Europe and began increasing it range. 
The weeds in the Bee Garden have finally shown themselves so it time to take action. However the torrential down pours have made the tracks impassible and water level in the brook has been a concern. 
The Bee Garden, as I have now named the field, has taken another step in it development. Whilst I was waiting for the weather to a little less inclement and that in turn to allowing the field to dry out, 
I went to a networking event today. As is usual one had to say a few words about yourself and/or business. We had been warned that, because of the popularity of the event, we would only get 30 seconds to say our piece. I decide an ode might be the way to make a statement. So an ode is what I wrote.