Beekeepers often refer to the 'June Gap' it’s a period when there is a sudden reduction in the amount of pollen and nectar around to feed honeybees. In the spring the colonies have grown rapidly with the Queen laying up to 2000 eggs a day. The colonies are at their peak and the hives are crammed full of bees. The older bee’s job is to forage and supply the hive with nectar and pollen.
Here at Levisham in the North York Moors National Park we have lots of early flowering herbaceous plants, and an abundance of tree and hedgerow pollen and nectar. In May the nectar flow really starts with Rapeseed and bees are seen stacking to land on the hive. Come June all the spring flowers, tree blossom and other wild forage sources have ended – Hence “The June Gap”
June is still a beautiful time here at Grove House Levisham and there are plenty of cultivated flowers in the garden and Levisham Station Platform roses look stunning and excellent for pollen. It is the month for the first raw honey extractions, and there is always some for guests to taste.
This June our holiday cottages at Grove House Levisham still have availability:
We have five and seven day breaks available:
Sunday 2 to Thurs 6 June (5 days) From £485
Friday 7 to Thursday 13 June (7 days) From £525
Friday 14 to Thursday 20 June (7 days) From £525
Friday 21 to Thursday 27 June (7 days) £560
Friday 28 to Thursday 4 July (7 days) £560
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