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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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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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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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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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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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A Bee..sy Weekend – Part 2 – Saturday / Sunday

After a bit of a lay in on Saturday morning I headed back up to my apiary to see what was happening. The big swarm, colony 6, was busy round it’s hive and the ‘cut out’, colony 7, seemed very happy in … Continue reading

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