Synopsis : A brief look back over the season just finishing. Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get . And we got a lot of it. Introduction The winter solstice last Wednesday seems an appropriate time for a brief overview of the season that has just finished. The 21st of December is […]
Déjà vu? Well … not really. This time last year I wrote my 2020 in retrospect post. Looking back the last few years I’ve always tried to post these retrospective reviews of the season a week or so before Christmas. In December 2020 we had a rapidly rising number of Covid cases being diagnosed, peaking […]
Almost exactly a year ago I wrote my retrospective review of the 2019 season. At the time I was thinking “What a nightmare! If I never again have a year like that it’ll be too soon.”. This was due to a major fire in my research institute which terminated a 30 year research programme and […]
How was it for you? A brief overview of the highs and lows of the 2019 season. What worked? What didn’t? Were there any unmitigated disasters? What must be done different next year? Time to kick back with a glass of mead and plan for the season ahead. Happy Christmas!
How was 2018 for you? It was a good year here in Fife, with more of everything; more snow, more colonies, more honey (much more honey 🙂 ), more sheds, more wasps, more swarms and more dead Varroa. Actually, the ‘more dead mites’ isn’t quite correct but I’ll return to that later. The Beast from the East There’s not […]