Monthly Archives: June 2012

Warre Hive Problem

Hi With all the wet weather, one of my hive boxes seems to be warping a bit. It just so happens it is the top one containing the colony! As a result, there are now gaps above and below the … Continue reading

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Condensation inside the Warre hive

Hi I have noticed that there seems to be a fair amount of condensation on the viewing window within the top box,  in which the hive is current building their comb. The bees have been in place for about 3-4 … Continue reading

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Local BBKA Group?

I recently joined my local BBKA group in the hope that they might be able to provide me with a swarm. However, now I have one from a natural beekeeper I am wondering whether to keep up my association with … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with these bees?

I have recently acquired a colony of bees at the tail end of the recent good weather. That night, the heavens opened & the temperature dropped. Not all the bees were ensconsed in their cosy new hive, with a beardy … Continue reading

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Am I disturbing the hive?

While I am not looking to open my hive at all, I am keeping a regular eye on things through the observation window(s).  Whilst it obviously lets light in, is too frequent opening and closing of the obs window considered a … Continue reading

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Newbee out on a limb

This beekeeping is like child rearing – everyone has something different to say but I value all the comments! Unfortunately I didn’t get them till I had gone out on a limb on my own.  I know now I should have … Continue reading

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New Swarm – is all ok?

I got my new swarm hived on Sunday.  Since then, the bees have been taking time to settle in with increasing amounts of foraging trips by some of the scouts, which all seems like really good news to me. However, … Continue reading

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