Archive For The “The seasons” Category

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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Ecologic-omogical

By | July 13, 2013

Keeping bees makes you more aware of the surrounding environment. The weather, the seasons, the trees and their cycles. I’ve been prompted to spend a few quid on some tree identification apps, so I can understand the surrounding flora a little better. The seasons in 2013 have been pretty odd. The spring was much longer […]

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Back on an even keel

By | June 8, 2013

The sun is shining, the ground is warm, the birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and number five is alive. My new queen is laying eggs (lots of them), and the bees are actively out collecting pollen and nectar to feed the hive and make honey. This beek is happy, with everything back as it […]

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A challenging start to Spring

By | May 27, 2013

Spring has started a month late this year. It wouldn’t be fair, or true, to blame the weather on my challenging start to the 2013 beekeeping season. But it’s tempting none the less.. The good news… Honey is in the house! The bees have been enjoying the warming weather, collecting pollen and nectar. Roughly, honey […]

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