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The full story

About ten years ago, we heard about a opportunity to become part of the farming community in the Loncomilla Valley, Chile. Friends of ours informed us that their neighbours, the owners of a small farm tucked away in the coastal hills near San Javier, were moving away. Our family had fallen in love with Chile […]

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pollinators

Around the world there are many ‘save the bees’ campaigns because large numbers of bees have mysteriously died off over the last 20 years. According to Greenpeace a third of all our food depends on pollination by honey bees and other insects – so it’s important we look after them. Of course on the farm we […]

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new homes

Each hive is gradually being transferred from the traditional bee boxes, to this slightly more radical structure adapted from a Barefoot Beekeeper design. There is much discussion around the world about colony collapse disorder, and recently the EU acknowledged that this was at least partially due to neonictinoids – a type of pesticide. We take […]

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bees > honey

honey We have a partnership with the bees, they are very hardworking and produce an excellent quality of honey.  We are currently experimenting with new designs of hive to provide a more natural home for the bees.  

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