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


Today, April 20, about a month since my last post, I have done 7 more splits. The first split, in that post was confirmed on 13 April, to have a laying queen. I am now up to 20 colonies – so perhaps only another two or three to go. The four colonies in Roquefort and […]

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First split of the year

The spring weather has got a little warmer so it is time to start my programme of splits. I am hoping to do about 9 of these manipulations. The object is to create new colonies by making the bees rear new queens. The method I use is to take a strong well developed colony. I […]

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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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