It has come to the end of a busy month for me, I have not posted on here as often as I would have liked and I am afraid that to
end the month on a sad note. My busy bees who have been working their socks off all summer making me wax and honey have gone to the big
hive in the sky!
As I am still a novice when it comes to bee keeping, it came as quite a shock. I have had several expert opinions from neighbours, it appears
everyone here is an expert in hindsight! Opinions vary, from bee flu to the queen flying off and not being replaced. One thing is certain though
before they departed they took all their honey with them. As it is the end of septmeber they will not be able to be replaced until swarming season
next May, so I will have plenty of time to read up to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.
The reason I have been so busy this month is not down self reliance either. I have been getting official documents done in Bulgaria so that I
am 100% legal. I will still have to wait the normal 5 years for citizenship etc, but I now have the equivalent of a NI Number and can be employed etc
I am also in the process of having my degree certificate made legal in Bulgaria, I can’t wait until they get it translated as it comes from Swansea Uni and
is half in Welsh!
This month is also the month of getting everything ready for winter, I have had the roof checked, the chimneys swept and am working my way through
chopping a couple of ton of logs. The winter here is only a short one Jan & Feb are the only really cold months, but it really does get quite chilly.
Last year we -15C during the day, just walking to shop and back (150m) and you would be all chattering teeth and what not.
I am also busy tidying up as the better half arrives in 2 days, and it is surprising how much mess a single man can make in 3 months without proper
guidance from experts on house cleanliness!