Category Archives: beekeeping

S’warm Weather

This long period of cold and wet weather has been an uncertain time in terms of beekeeping. Normally at this time of year the queen is furiously laying eggs to get the colony up to maximum size which, in turn, … Continue reading

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Two steps forward…

Exactly one week after our win at the local honey show we were pretty devastated when we inspected one of our hives and found all the bees dead.They’ve all starved to death and we’re pretty shocked at the speed at … Continue reading

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Honey Harvest

Even though this is our third year of beekeeping, recurrent problems with disappearing queens have meant that we’ve yet to get used to honey harvesting on any significant scale. Last year our bees at our ‘out-apiary’ (i.e. away from our … Continue reading

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Bee-ngo

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Beaten up – by a bee!

I can’t say I got a good look at my assailant; it could have been one of a number of suspects. And, anyway, they all look the same! They were all hovering around, their intentions pretty clear. It wasn’t a … Continue reading

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Beekeepers On the Roof

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Seeing is bee-lieving

While leafing through my new ‘Masters of Drawing’ book I came across this extraordinary illustration. At first glance I thought it was by Hieronymus Bosch – the artist who produced some really bizarre paintings featuring a range of nightmarish creatures. … Continue reading

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