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Helping and battling nature

This summer in Japan has been extremely hot and with no rain for many weeks since the devastatingly heavy rains which made world headlines in early June. Since July, it’s been a constant battle to keep the garden productive and … Continue reading

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Bees

Last year we failed to catch a wild colony of bees, so this year we decided that in addition to trying to catch some again, we would order a nuc (nucleus colony). This has now arrived (9000 bees on 3 … Continue reading

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Bees and honey?

By the end of this year, or more realistically, next year,  we hope to add honey to the list of foods we provide for ourselves. To get us started a local beekeeper provised us with 3 traditional style hives to … Continue reading

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