Monthly Archives: February 2014

“More than honey”

To all who live near enough to Clevedon, Somerset to make a trip to the Curzon cinema worthwhile: There is the film, “More than honey” showing on the 23rd march (sunday)  at 7.30pm.  It’s a challenging film to watch which … Continue reading

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Bumblebees and Honeybees: cross infection

Did anyone else see the report on BBC Breakfast this a.m. on bumble bees catching diseases from honey bees. Apparently the answer is for beekeepers to practise integrated pest management!  It reminds me of the French vine grower who is … Continue reading

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Next Beginners Course

After a very successful course this weekend, I am planning on holding a further Beginners Course over the weekend of 29th & 30th March.  Please contact me if you are interested. Gareth, Cotswolds

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Videos of Stroud Debate

Two videos of the Stroud debate, kindly prepared by Stroud BKA, are now available: Part 1 and Part 2. Gareth, Cotswolds

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Prepping the Hive

I have been getting my Warre cleaned up and up to speed in time for the swarming season this year. I have one top bar box full of last years virgin comb which I was considering to use as the … Continue reading

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Weird Warre hive behaviour

We have two Warres in our garden, neither of which appeared to have swarmed last year so both went into the winter choc full of stores & equally stuffed with bees.     In Sept/Oct last year we noticed unusual behaviour outside … Continue reading

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Advice about the end of winter/early spring please

This is the first winter for the swarm I housed last summer.  Now that the rain has stopped and the afternoons are warmer, I notice that the bees are out gathering nectar from a patch of crocuses in the garden.  … Continue reading

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