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Honey for tea?

This is the 3rd year we have had our own hives and yet again it has not been a straight forward year.  The past two years were very difficult generally for beekeepers on account of the weather and sadly our first colony died.  However, last year we started two new colonies and since nationally one […]

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Is this my next beekeeping suit?

I did not get much sleep last night.  I was too sore and swollen from a visit to one of my hives yesterday.  I had noticed that my earlier colony was getting more aggressive such that I gave up inspecting the brood chamber on my inspection 3 weeks ago as the bees seemed to agitated. […]

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Could my bees be smoking dope?

I have been a bit worried about my bees.  Who spread the myth that beekeeping was a relaxing hobby?  I lie in bed worried about mine.  The Summer is drawing to a close and my bees are in a race against time to forage for and lay down sufficient stores to see them through the […]

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The Pollen Convoy

Sometimes I could watch bees all day.  I took this photograph at about 11 am one daythis week and there were hundreds of bees queuing to enter the hive to offload their cargo.  It was busier than Battersea Heliport.  I was reminded of a cartoon of burglars wearing black striped jumpers joyfully carrying off their […]

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