We keep around 30 bee hives for pollination of our top fruits. These stay on the farm all year round and I harvest our honey on my own a few times a year.
This is one job I enjoy - the bees keeping silence, full silence! Being a busy farmer and have been all my life, I suffer from tinnitus quite badly, so when I'm with my bees it's the same sound! They are a bit louder than my tinnitus. Silence! Plus the rest of the team don't like the bees, and I don't pick my phone up so I get full silence to make a perfect summers day!
I also sell a few nucs of bees to order the odd queen or two - just ask to see if I can help!