Solsbury Honey

Solsbury Apiary honey and Somerset Heather honey

Yesterday I went to photograph an apiary of bees for BathLife magazine. Pete Davis owns about 60 bee colonies in the hills surrounding bath. I had to wear protective clothing which I'm so glad about as the bees were pretty aggressive! One even got in between my eye and the eye-piece of my camera!  The things I do for work! I learnt that bee personalities can vary a lot between hives, and the queen bees can also have different temperaments!

Pete Davis looking after his bees

I love this shot of all the bees going crazy!  Oh something else I learnt, was that beeswax candles not only burn for longer, but they clean the air and dust as they do so! They are completely non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-carcinogenic!