Monthly Archives: April 2014

Our first bees!

We hived our first swarm yesterday. They were given to me by a very helpful swarm collector from Sheffield BKA. I accompanied him on Friday to collect a swarm from somebody’s house but they were in a very difficult position … Continue reading

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My First Collected Swarm

 

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Warm versus Cold Way

So, we have our first Warre hive. And as I put it together it struck me… which way should I orient the bars with respect to the entrance? I would welcome peoples’ views on this. I live in the UK … Continue reading

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Replacing mesh floor?

hello, I have a National hive first populated last May with Buckfast bees so am very new to all this.  Recently come to the view that Natural beekeeping is the only way that makes sense which means my National may … Continue reading

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If We Lose Respect, What Next?

Lack of respect for nature and the planet is what got us into the mess we are in with bees.  Lack of respect for each other is just as bad, no matter how angry we feel.  More here. Gareth, Cotswolds

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The Bee Inspector Calls

The bee inspector contacted a friend of mine, I’ll call her Louise, towards the end of last summer asking to inspect her bees for disease (EFB) as there was some in the area.  Louise has one hive, a Warré, with … Continue reading

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More on The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney

  First, for those readers of this blog who are outside the UK, I should say that Martha Kearney is a heavyweight current affairs presenter for the BBC. She is also a keen beekeeper and cares greatly about the plight … Continue reading

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