Monthly Archives: July 2010

Windy and Calm

With the weather forecast being a gamble at the moment I took the chance on Saturday afternoon whilst the sun was out and despite a strong wind to look through some of my colonies. I am very happy to report … Continue reading

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Yet another swarm (late?)

My brother called me yesterday, when it was cool and overcast, to say that he had found a newly emerging swarm just round the corner from his house! He took photos and described the scene as 3 groups of bees … Continue reading

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Friday Update – New Queen!

As I am away this weekend I managed to squeeze in a quick inspection of a few of my colonies last night. The first colony (#1) that I wanted to check was waiting for a new queen after a swarm, … Continue reading

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A Bee..sy Weekend – Part 2 – Saturday / Sunday

After a bit of a lay in on Saturday morning I headed back up to my apiary to see what was happening. The big swarm, colony 6, was busy round it’s hive and the ‘cut out’, colony 7, seemed very happy in … Continue reading

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A Bee..sy Weekend – Part 1 – Friday

Wow what a weekend. It started on Friday, as I had decided to take a day off, I was just heading up to my apiary to check on things when I got a call about a swarm. Not too far … Continue reading

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Capturing and hiving a swarm

The following is a description and pictures of one of my latest swarm captures, following the process of capturing the swarm right up to moving them into the hive. Continue reading

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