Now that Little House have a little boat on the Grand Union Canal, s9me bees are on the move. 2 colonies are planned for the Nature reserve at Colne. Watch here to see how they are settling in and meet the new volunteer.
I am Kaye and I started this Little House business in 2016. I have over 20 years’ experience as a Herbalist and I qualified in Iridology in 2002. I started my first Herbal Practice in 2003 in Pembrokeshire, beginning my guided herb walks on the Pembrokeshire Coastal path and the woods and fields of Ceredigion. I moved to Yorkshire in 2009 and now that both of my children have finished their University degrees it’s my turn! I home-educated, so my career had to take second place until recently; I have just qualified in Reflexology at Wakefield College and begin a three year licentiate in Acupuncture and Tui Na massage September this year. I was raised on the Isle Of Mull, which is part of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland. I learned about catching my dinner and using plants for healing from a young age but didn't take any formal training in herbal medicine until after my son was diagnosed with asthma in 1993. He was such a little boy and the thought of him having to take steroids for the rest of his life challenged me immensely. I studied hard and many bottles of medicine later he is now a fit and healthy young man who takes care of himself and only needs to call his mum for a herbal formula if he catches a cold. I have successfully helped other asthma sufferers and make various specific Traditional remedies which use not only herbs but also bee products such as honey or propolis. I started keeping bees almost ten years ago and hope that my experience will be of help to all who want to make an effort to care for our honeybee population. The honey bee pollinates about 30% of our food and 90% of all wild plants so its up to us to care for our environment, otherwise we will be eating only cereals and root vegetables in the future. I’m always happy to talk about bees, herbs, healing, wild food or foraging... how we can cherish our hedgerows and make wise enjoyment of these natural resources, not just for ourselves but for our children, grandchildren and the health of the planet we rely on.