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Bandit Bees

In response to the post about eternal drones & the unusual behaviour for the time of year this is a picture of the bandit bees that have broken into a weaker colony across the garden  & taken over. It didn’t … Continue reading

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This evening, at about 5pm, some bees collected a couple of days ago have, for the second time come out en masse to fly about. Again, for the second time I noticed a small clump of bees on the ground…in … Continue reading

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Drumming out the bees

I visited a house today that has housed a huge colony of bees (apparently) for several years in a small flat roof which for various reasons is fairly impossible to access.  Some of the ceiling of this flat roof has caved … Continue reading

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What are they doing?

These bees were in the log hive & have been so (the colony) for the last 2 years…this is the 3rd year, so they are jammed in there very cosily. It might be about 70-80 litre capacity in there all … Continue reading

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Log beehive, mark 2

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“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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Whitewash on Skeps

I am looking to paint my cloomed skeps with a lime whitewash but before I buy it would first like to make sure I’m not going to be poisoning the bees or anything else that comes into contact with it … Continue reading

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