It has been proven that honey, local to your area, can stop the suffering of hay fever. Although the pollen seasons are not yet upon us, it is useful to have in mind that by purchasing local honey and having two to three teaspoons a day can stop your reactions without the use of antihistamines and eye drops. Here is further information about Hay Fever and Local Honey.
I have been so pleased with the positive response to The Honey Bee DVD. If you are interested in purchasing the DVD or for any further information on Key Stage 1 curriculum worksheets, honey or beekeeping in general, please don’t hesitate to ask!
If you would like to hear more coverage about my educational DVD, The Honey Bee, then here are a few links:
BBC Radio Wales ‘Good Morning Wales’ at 00:49:00 –http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04w5cst
BBC Radio Wales ‘Good Evening Wales Tonight’ at 02:20:00 –http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04w5ct0
My feature on S4C Feil (Welsh language children and young people’s news programme) 00:01:50 – http://www.s4c.co.uk/clic/c_level2.shtml?series_id=516993799
And my feature in BBC Wales News –
I would just like to say a massive thank you to these lovely ladies for all their help and support. Olwyn Corben the Ceiriog Valley Schools Federation head teacher for allowing me to hold the premiére and press launch at Ysgol Pontfadog, Gilly Lee from Gilly Films who made the whole filming experience magical, and to Lowri Roberts from Tanat Translation who presented the DVD Welsh language version and provided translation services for the curriculum worksheets.
As well as showing The Honey Bee DVD to Ysgol Pontfadog pupils, the children also used the Key Stage 1 curriculum worksheets. They worked on the sheets from our Arts and Craft section during the morning. The Key Stage 1 curriculum worksheets will be available for download from the website soon. Here are some photos of the worksheets and some of the colourful pictures from the pupils.
Yesterday was fantastic! It was the first viewing of the DVD to primary school pupils and was held at Ysgol Pontfadog. The Premiere and press launch went very well, we had photographers from The Advertizer, Shropshire Star, Wrexham Leader and also BBC Wales come to do some filming. I am truly ecstatic about the response to my educational DVD.
At last, after almost an entire year following the life-cycle of my beautiful bees we have finally completed the film editing and the master copy of our DVD for primary school Key Stage 1 pupils is winging its way to London to be copied. Check back soon for details of how to order your copy.
I was thrilled that all the right conditions conspired this summer in North Wales to produce the strongest hives I have seen in 25 years of beekeeping. The hives were so strong and the honey produced so plentiful that I literally ran out of jars to put it in there was so much of it.
We had spent the winter, spring and summer filming every element of the life cycle of my British Black Bees in the 50 hives I keep in the Ceiriog Valley, in North Wales. Now we are elbow deep in scripting and editing the mountain of footage for our DVD for Key Stage 1 schoolchildren.
It has been a hectic time but one of the most rewarding summers as a professional beekeeper and breeder of Apis Melifera Melifera I have known.