Monthly Archives: June 2011

A swarm to help my failing Nucleus hive

Last Saturday afternoon as I was getting ready to go out for the evening I had a call about a swarm that had been perched high up in a tree for a couple of days. It seems that the swarm … Continue reading

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More swarms and new hive types

I visited my home apiary mid day on the 7th June and was just enjoying a cup of tea staring up towards the hives when I noticed something dark fall out of one of the pear trees. I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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‘Killer Queen’ and the 100 mile swarm collection.

The first part of my title was more a reference to the swarm I collected on Easter Monday. They turned out to be the most aggressive bees I have encountered in my beekeeping career. On one inspection I must have … Continue reading

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