After a long trip down to Essex it was great to talk to such a different mix of beekeepers although I did arrive back in the early morning! The room included a wide mix of experience and for the first time a number of really experienced commercial beekeepers. The weather, forage and potential for honey harvest are really very different in Harlow than Yorkshire. Interestingly though in preparing for my talk I did find some examples of bee boles used in Essex and probably the prettiest example of a circular bee house. Thanks to David Tyler for arranging the session and his purchase of 10 Bee Cosies!