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!
Following on from our Fowey Hall “Exotic” Bee hotel blog a little while ago…we have been kindly donated Red Mason Bees from The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Using the charm of Fowey Hall, the creative and delightful headdresses and jewellery by Sarah Drew.com, the stunning and elegant dresses by One Bridal; the most amazing bouquet of flowers by Wild at Heart Country Flowers; make-up and hair by the brilliant Neila; the gorgeous and graceful models Jen Cohen and Kayleigh Sweet and last but not least the talented and lovely Lucy from Lucy Turnbull Photography. Our theme and styling was taken from Agatha Christie's Poirot.
As you all know Bees are on the decline and at Fowey Hall we have decided that we would like to help if we can. Hospitality is what we do best, so a Bee Hotel is what we are going to build. We hope to educate and encourage the children and visitors coming Fowey Hall on the significance of this interesting project.
Here at Fowey Hall we are constantly on the lookout for unique inspiration for all of our couples who have chosen us to host their big day! Each bride and groom is unique to us so it’s always nice to receive great feedback from newlyweds and read about their experience at our lovely venue.