Author Archives: adminash

Spring! and some simple division

By | June 9, 2014

This weekend has been about swarm management, where I split the colony into a main hive, and a nucleus. Spring has brought some lovely weather – in fact I think is now officially summer (hurrah), and with this warm weather the bees want to grow new queens. Its a good sign of colony strength, so its a welcomed […]

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With recent advances in science…

By | May 25, 2014

Last week I put the mega awesome Arnia Remote Beehive monitoring system into the hive. It has sensors which pick up temperature inside and outside the hive, humidity within the hive, and even the frequency of the bees buzz! The data is sent over 2G to a website which graphs the data. With this information, […]

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On the move, to abodes anew

By | April 18, 2014

Sas and I are moving out of the big city, to the outlying burbs. And where the peeps go, the bees must follow. Because I have to check them every week, its a wise idea to have them close by. So on a Friday evening, I waited until they had all come home for the night, snuck […]

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Sprung. Finally.

By | March 8, 2014

Spring has long been one of my 4 favourite seasons. Now as a beekeeper, Ive got 10,000 new reasons to look forward to the season. March usually gets warm enough to be able to open the hive, and see how the bees survived winter. There needs to be enough winter bees to cluster together and […]

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Autumn approaches..

By | September 7, 2013

September has arrived, bringing the cooler weather of autumn, and fewer flower blooms (meaning less nectar and pollen). Thankfully England does a great autumn, with those lush green broad leaved London plane trees, Horse chestnuts, and lime trees putting on a fantastic show of colour. August is the usual time to harvest honey at the […]

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