Monthly Archives: May 2013

Times of Plenty

After a slow start this spring, the bees have been getting down to some serious work. They filled the three boxes that were on the hive really quickly, which caused me to nadir a fourth box about 3 weeks ago. … Continue reading

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My First Swarm!

My bees swarmed this afternoon at 14:30. Fortuitously, I was in the garden at the time  For a while, the air around the hive was thick with bees, and the njoise was incredible!  I was a bit worried that they … Continue reading

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First Swarm of 2013

I have just returned from collecting the first swarm of the season for a beekeeping friend.  The call came as a surprise as I was not expecting any swarms until the first week of June.  The bees are dark and … Continue reading

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Stored Honey or Stored Sugar?

Having fed my bees last winter I am now at a loss as to how to distinguish between stored sugar and honey so as not to spread sugar on my toast.  Any ideas?

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Natural Beekeeping Course – May 11 & 12 2013

Big thanks to Gareth and Lynne for the Natural Beekeeping course at the weekend.  I think I can speak for all nine of us (including Julia, who came all the way from Italy especially to attend the course!) for a … Continue reading

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A new natural beekeeping group in Peterborough

I thought I would broadcast the formation of our new Top Bar group, the Peterborough Area Top Bar Beekeepers. We have eight members so far, and we are keen to attract fellow natural Beekeepers to our small band so that … Continue reading

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