Charli's Chooks return to their home patch

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In the run

Charli's chooks are now back in their Magclough Farm home after a six-week sojourn in a different henhouse elsewhere on the property.

Making bee fondant

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Bee fondant

The National Bee Unit put out a warning this week about starving colonies. We checked our hivesĀ a few days ago and were reasonably happy. But it's always worth being prepared for winter feeding with a bit of bee fondant on hand. Here is a recipe.

** UPDATE 20 January 2017: The bees have been taking this fondant well so they must have been hungry!