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Posts about Apiary 4 – An out apiary at the side of a farmers meadow

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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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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Winter 2012-13 summary.

A new year (both in terms of the calendar and beekeeping) and I want to get my blog up to date! I can’t believe the last post was over sixth months ago! Time has flown by! Anyway after the wettest UK … 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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