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Posts about Apiary 1 (Garden Apiary)

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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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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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 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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Update on the bees and Honey.

As promised in my last post I wanted to give an update on the current state of my hives and some news about my honey. The first news is that the Cawthorne Local Village Shop is now stocking my Yorkshirebees … Continue reading

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M is for the Mad Month of May!

I say Mad because it has been such a busy month that only now have I had time to sit down and write an update to my blog! As soon as the warm weather started my phone started to ring … Continue reading

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A busy weekend for me and the Bees!

I have almost given up looking at the weather forecast, it never seems to be that accurate at the moment! If I remember correctly the forecast I looked at said it would be a max of 12 degs C on … Continue reading

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The start of a New Beekeeping Season!

After my lack of posts and updates towards the end of last year I have resolved to keep my blog/diary more upto date, so here goes. The 13 hives that I took into winter seem to have survived ok. There … Continue reading

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Mid Year report

It is more than halfway through the beekeeping year now and in preparation for my being away 2 weeks working I spent a couple of days checking and preparing my hives for my absence. On one day I had help … Continue reading

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Brace yourself for the move

Brace comb is the honey comb that bees often build in places that you do not want any honeycomb built! I find that the most common places that bees will build brace comb are either along the bottom edge of … Continue reading

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