Category Archives: Hives

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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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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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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D-Day for the strong hives.

It was D-Day for the strongest of my hives on Saturday. D being for Demaree, the swarm prevention (or at least delay) method that I currently use. The strongest of my hives (five in total) in the field apiary that … Continue reading

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Non-Beekeeping Saturday – How to assemble a flat pack Super

I am currently sat inside watching as the temperature hovers around 11 degrees celcius outside with alternating bright spells and showers. Definitely NOT weather to go beekeeping. I have one apiary that I really want to check and will rush … 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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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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