Honey bees are probably the most domesticated insects in the world, if you can describe keeping bees as domesticating them. We have been so successful at keeping bees, that their “wild” cousins, living freely in their natural habitat are not so common any more.
An awesome project called Free Living Honey Bees promotes and shares the joy of seeing honey bees spotting in their natural habitat. You can find information about wild honey bees from the UK and around the world on the website. If you spot a wild bee colony, you can share pictures and videos of it with the community.
Walnut and Squirrel the Indian runner ducks at The Hive
We are excited to welcome Walnut and Squirrel to The Hive. They were two of a clutch of six fertilised Indian runner duck eggs we put in an incubator some 30 days ago. The two lively ducklings are absolutely delightful to watch as they run around eating, drinking or just chilling out!
Welcome to The Hive and thank you for stopping by. This website is documentation of my journey into living a low impact and more sustainable lifestyle. This was a journey I meant to start many years ago. Like most people, when faced with taking a radically different path to the one they have known all their lives, they find reasons and excuses to procrastinate and delay making such a big life changing decision.
One of my excuses was that I don’t have enough time, no enough money, enough expertise etc. Partly galvanised into action by the worldwide pandemic of 2020 and inspired by the ancient Chinese proverb “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step meaning”, Even if that step is a hesitant and unsteady one, you journey has begun. In my case, my journey probably started by going in the wrong direction, but now that I have started the journey, it is easy to head in the right direction, once I have started than not started at all. Waiting for a mythical perfect time to start, delay the journey.
I hope you will find one or two useful information to take away from my journey into a low impact and sustainable lifestyle. If you started the journey before and have loads more experience, I would be grateful if you share your experience with me, by pointing me in the right direction where I am going wrong.