Category Archives: 2013

Posts from 2013

Show me the Honey !!!

They say ‘Time flies when you are having fun’. I also find the same true when you beekeep! Once again the months have flown by and I not kept up with posts. Well it’s time for an update… It all … Continue reading

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48hrs in a day, Please!

It seems so long since I wrote my last post but I literally have just had no time to write an update! Between working, beekeeping and other activities I feel like I need more hours in the day at the … Continue reading

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Two becomes One

As the weather wasn’t best for beekeeping the last weekend I was very happy that I had got ahead of my schedule with inspections during any weekday evening that was sunny and warm! On Saturday I did remove 2 supers … Continue reading

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A long weekend with my bees and the extractor

“There’s gold in them thar Hills Hives !” As the field of OSR that my hives are next to has  gone over (finished flowering) and turned from bright yellow to a shade of green  it was time to check and extract the honey … Continue reading

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Demaree vs swarm 4-1 + 2 more

Last time I wrote about carrying out the Demaree manipulation on my five strongest hives. This is the progress so far on those hives. I took a day off work last Friday as it was a glorious weather and I … Continue reading

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D-Day for the strong hives.

It was D-Day for the strongest of my hives on Saturday. D being for Demaree, the swarm prevention (or at least delay) method that I currently use. The strongest of my hives (five in total) in the field apiary that … Continue reading

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Non-Beekeeping Saturday – How to assemble a flat pack Super

I am currently sat inside watching as the temperature hovers around 11 degrees celcius outside with alternating bright spells and showers. Definitely NOT weather to go beekeeping. I have one apiary that I really want to check and will rush … Continue reading

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A very busy Bank Holiday Monday – Updated

With the great weather over the weekend I was able to get round to full inspections on my hives and catch up with the tasks I wanted to perform including cleaning the rest of the floors on the hives and … Continue reading

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Spring short-shifted into Summer.

It seems like we have had a very short Spring time this year, later than normal, and now the temperatures are rising and it may be the start of Summer already. At least that is what it feels like looking … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Apiary 5, Bees, Brood, Eggs, Equipment, Hives, Lavae, Queen | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Spring is finally here and it’s time to get busy!

It has been a long drawn out winter and even when we thought it was over. along came a surprise in the form of last big snow fall or at least snow drift! Even just getting to one of my … Continue reading

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