Alice, Beekeeper from Tregothnan and her lovely Dad CJ Coleman came along to check that our gorgeous Fowey Hall Bees were happy and content in their new home! They added an extra super to each hive so that the bees have room to expand reducing congestion in the hive and reducing the chance of them swarming and making room for honey production. In the close up picture of the bees they are fanning pheromones about to let the young bees know that it is safe to return to the hive. Alice and CJ are very happy with the bees, they are behaving exactly as they should be. However, there won’t be any honey from our new guests until they are fully established next year. We will keep you posted!
It all started back in February 2016, a Cornish Piskie moved into the garden at Fowey Hall. He set up home under the tree which blew over in the storm a couple of years ago. Ruth the Gardener was convinced that he would tell all his little Piskie chums how great it was to be living at Fowey Hall and even more would be arriving! Low and behold….. over Easter, Ruth was away on holiday and on her return she found that two more Piskies have moved into the garden. The word was obviously out in the Piskie Colony and more would be bound to follow!
Our beehives have finally arrived from Tregothnan Estate
This information has been compiled from documents inherited with the Hall, also research in the Fowey library and information supplied by the corporation of London and from ‘Who Was Who’. Particular thanks are also due to local residents who have been endlessly patient and helpful with our painstaking enquiries! If anybody can help us with further information, we should be delighted to hear from you.
Once upon a time… it’s believed that afternoon tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840.
Try our delightful new lighter option Chocolate and Banana Brownie. This delectable dessert was specially developed for Fowey Primary. James our Head Chef worked with Wendy and her team at Fowey Primary school to create this delicious treat.