Category Archives: Bee Keeping

The Bee Diaries – Part 12 -New Bees Please

In Part 11 we alluded to the fact that the colony may be in trouble as we found that the queen had died over winter, the colony, as we dreaded, eventually died off as there was nothing that we could … Continue reading

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The Bee Diaries – Part 11 – The Queen is Dead,long live the queen (hopefully)

With the winter months behind us and as we approach the middle of March and spring appears to be coming early, there is still caution for heavy frost but I took the chance to carry out a basic inspection and … Continue reading

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The Bee Diaries – Part 10 – Smell that Nectar!

I know I only posted a few days ago and was talking about working towards wintering the bees, but the sun is shinning, its been a warm 16 to 18 degrees centigrade, spending a few hours or so working around … Continue reading

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The Bee Diaries – Part 9 – Tick Tock, Tick Tock!

Wow where has the time gone? firstly, sorry for those following this blog, I should have posted before now but, man, its been a busy year. The bees are all doing well, I’ve carried out regular inspections and detailed these … Continue reading

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Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators

Originally posted on we must know:
A single bee tends to at least 2,000 flowers daily, with their tiny wings beating 10,000 times per minute, carrying pollen, and dramatically assisting our food supply. All that work makes the bees thirsty,…

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The Bee Diaries – Part 8 – Two Weeks in

Since the first inspection 10 days ago Britain has had some of the hottest weather for this time of year, recorded temperatures highs of  36.7C (98F). I have been observing the bees daily and there seems to be a good … Continue reading

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The Bee Diaries – First inspection

Previously we installed Bees into their new hive. Having checked the feed of the bees roughly every 2 to 3 days, I have ensured that they have enough of the syrup and have added approximately 1kg diluted into 1lt of … Continue reading

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