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

First split of 2023

After a period of dry but cold weather the beekeeper is usually in his most worried state of the year. Expanding colonies after the winter solstice and the first blossoms of Mimosa and nut trees encourage the queen to lay and expand the colony for another year. A cold snap may still happen, which can […]

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Winter 2022/3

Winter at Coursegoules is quiet and there are less hives. having tested and treated for Varroa mite I took 3 Hives to Chateauneuf and 2 to my garden. Coursegoules in Winter After the winter solstice the bees start to get active. This year Spring appears to be a few weeks early. This is measured by […]

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I brought these five colonies from Coursegoules for the winter. The rest of my colonies will over winter in Coursegoules. The operation was conducted between 12th Nov. and 16 Nov. (unusually late because of the lovely weather) because this is the time when colonies of Asiatique Hornets die off for the winter and cease their […]

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