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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 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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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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The Bee Diaries – Arrival of the Bees – Suplemental

Following the last publication two days ago of the ‘Arrival of the Bees‘ posting, I asked Charles Millar (Whom I acquired the Bees from) of Bee-keeping at Tiger Hall, to give my video and comments the once over just in … Continue reading

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The Bee Diaries – Arrival of the Bees!

Finally after much preparation  the nucleus of bees were collected, the best method of getting the bees settled into their new hive was explained and with reassurance that the queen was included, marked and clipped I was on my way home with … Continue reading

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