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Things were quiet – a little too quiet…

By | May 4, 2013

Saturday was a mixed bag for me. After a demoralising thumping 4-2 by relegated  Reading over Fulham, I wanted to see how the bees were doing with the Snelgrove board. My first impressions were how calm the bees were. “This Snelgrove board is really doing the trick”, I proudly thought to myself. Then I realised how […]

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Wild Comb & Drones

By | April 14, 2013

This Sunday surely signalled the broken back of Winter, and Spring temperatures are here. A full 18 degrees, and sun most of the day! You can sense it in the bees activity too. Last week I talked about wax, and a little about the male “drone” bees. During the week, I inadvertently left a small gap at […]

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What about wax?

By | April 11, 2013

These days, most people focus on honey as the harvestable product of a hive. However back in the old days… beeswax was the main thing people wanted to harvest. Monks in particular were big beekeepers, to make their churches light, and smell nice with beeswax candles. The cheaper alternative was candles made from animal fat, […]

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Autumn descends

By | November 18, 2012

Now mid-November, the majority of hive preparation should be complete. The days are cooler, darker, windier, and wetter – the opposite of the beehive favourite. During autumn and winter, the bees stay inside the warm & dry hive, with their honey stores, and wait out the cooler weather. Mice too, would like a warm and […]

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One Million Pounds! oh.. Ponds? ok. ponds.

By | September 22, 2012

I recently mused how good English ponds can be. Im not alone! The Million Ponds project aims to reverse a century of pond loss, and return the UK countryside to one million ponds. What a country. or Nation? Nation of 4 countries? OK, what a union of 4 nations.

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