Maybe it’s time to set up my own hive to tackle hay fever

STEVE CANAVAN: My condition is a right old pain in the neck

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Like clockwork, May 1 arrived and then boom – hay fever time.

I first started to suffer in my early 30s, so it’s only a recent thing, but boy is this year tough.

Supermarket tablets are just taking the edge off the streaming nose, sore eyes and scratchy mouth.

For the first time in my life I am actually praying for rain for some respite.

Surely there must be a better alternative than troubling the doctor for something a little stronger?

I’m told local honey is the answer, so the hunt is on.

Does anyone make honey in Gosport?

Maybe I’ll set up my own hive, relieve my symptoms and make a little pocket money.