Author Archives: Just a geek with a running habit

Just watching the entrance…

… is not enough to get the full picture of what’s going on in your hive. My first bees, a swarm from the middle of June have been doing their own thing ever since I homed them. They’ve only ever … Continue reading

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Should they be building like it’s going out of fashion?

All over the internet it’s possible to find anecdotes about prime swarms in Warré hives taking “only a couple of weeks to build three boxes of comb”, but it isn’t always the case. My four week old swarm is currently … Continue reading

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Busy, robbing or getting ready to swarm?

As I come to the end of my first month of beekeeping, with a prime swarm in a Warré, things have changed in the last week; something that gets the natural beekeeper flapping a bit. Well this one at least, … Continue reading

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