Monthly Archives: March 2014

Archers Parrots Bayer and BBKA

Today the 5 million or so listeners of the BBC radio drama the Archers heard an epsode straight from the Bayer/BBKA book of children’s scare stories.  We heard (at 7.30 mins) that the neonic ban will reduce oilseed rape yields … Continue reading

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Heft your Hives!

Spring has finally signaled its presence with increasingly warm temperatures over the last 10 days.  It may not stay this way, of course, but the bees have taken their cue and started to rear brood at a greatly increased rate.  … Continue reading

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Log beehive, mark 2

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Harvesting the Honey

I presently have a single four-box Warre hive.  Actually, the top box is a Langstroth ‘Jumbo’ brood box.  The bees were delivered to me in the Langstroth Jumbo in October 2012.  After over-wintering I placed the Jumbo box (with a … Continue reading

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