Maison Judd - A world of Bees and Honey

Welcome to the world of my bees and their honey. I am a bee and honey enthusiast and invite you here to discover more about my bees and honey making in Provence. I generally have about 10 hives through winter and when spring comes I raise more queens and usually get to between 18 and 20 colonies by harvest time.

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About Michael Judd


I first discovered bees about 10 years ago and am passionate about saving the bees, making honey and taking care of my hives. I take huge pride in taking care of my bees and distributing honey to family, friends and honey lovers. My colonies are generally at 1000M altitude just under a south facing escarpment of 2000M. My honey is totally natural mountain honey derived from Maple trees in spring to thyme and lavender in the summer and to sarriette in autumn.

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Here are some of my latest activities in beekeeping and my observations on nature and the garden

Recent Blog Posts

Splits and swarm prevention.

Now the winter solstice has past, the queens have started laying and the bees are out looking for pollen and nectar.  It will soon be the time beekeepers will be looking to increase the number of colonies lost in the winter. I usually try to do this by splitting colonies, however, I am always looking […]

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On matters of the moon

There has been much discussion on my favourite bee related web site – about the winter solstice recently.  It has certainly triggered the “little grey cells”. The discussion centred on the idea that bees follow a colony growth trend from 22 Dec to the summer solstice on June 22 and thereafter on a descending […]

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Big Ben and his friends

My site is primarily focused on bees and honey. But a beekeeper cannot live in a honey bubble alone. So, another distraction was added to occupy one’s mind. The 11- year old battle NOT to have chickens was in the end lost. Sadly, for me, I was defeated.  After a couple of months of construction […]

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