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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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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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The start of a new beekeeping season

Having survived the cold winter, including temperatures as low as -11.5 degrees Celsius and snow covering the hives for a period in December and January I am pleased to say that all 6 of my colonies survived! During the winter … Continue reading

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2010/11 Winter Update

Apologies to anyone reading my blog, I got very behind in updating it! Towards the end of last season I had one of my colonies queenless and with no time left in the season and the weather turning colder I … 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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