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

Spring 2024

As I write in February I have 14 colonies.  In this part of the world spring starts in mid-February with the flowering of Mimosa and nut trees. This year Spring came about ¾ weeks early. All my colonies are up and running, they are so strong that I am having to hurriedly get my queen […]

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I have been subscribing to Britain’s top bee magazine – BeeCraft. Now I have become a contributor.  The information that the Editor seems to want is English speaking beekeepers who have experience with the Asian Hornet. Because this bee eating predator arrived in France before managing to cross the English Channel, we have a lot […]

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2023 Difficult year but great honey.

It was a very difficult year, spring started but there was no rain. There had been little snow in the mountains so the subsurface lakes were dry. As a beekeeper there is not much to be done about weather etc. but keep the bees happy and disease free and not hungry. There were many stories […]

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