Archive For The “Unbeelievable” Category

Lockey charm

By | December 6, 2012

A few months ago, Sas came to her very first hive visit. Its often an anxious visit when people first experience a colony. Mostly, people run a mile when they see one bee or wasp – let alone opening the hive of thousands.¬†However, people usually leave with a sense of wonder and excitement. While we […]

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International Pirate Day came early this year

By | June 1, 2012

Generally our bees are very gentle, and¬†we usually close the hive up, and take our veils off to have a chat at the end of the class. This Thursday we must have upset them, as a few guard bees came out and did their job very well. Someone got stung right between the eyes, and […]

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Bee space

By | March 30, 2012

One of the more unusual things I’ve learnt about is bee space. Bees like their hive to be water tight and warm, so they can build up comb and fill with brood (young) and honey. Any small gaps or cracks in the hive, bees like to fill in with a glue like substance propolis, for […]

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