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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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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

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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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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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Colony build up and swarm prevention.

During the spring beekeepers are looking for a good colony buildup with the number of bees in the hive increasing as the Queen lays more and more eggs. It is very important that everything is done to enable the colony … Continue reading

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Two weeks away and a return to chaos!

Being away two weeks working I had hoped to return to my apiary and all would be relatively well! Not so! Where to start, my original colony (#1) had a drone layer so immediately I had to take care of … Continue reading

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Windy and Calm

With the weather forecast being a gamble at the moment I took the chance on Saturday afternoon whilst the sun was out and despite a strong wind to look through some of my colonies. I am very happy to report … Continue reading

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