Archive For The “Home is where the hive is” Category

Staveley Road Wildlife Area

By | May 20, 2012

Staveley Road is home to the Chiswick Horticultural Society. There’s a quite large allotment, with a thriving gardening community also. Ive been discussing with these charming english folk the possibility of hosting a hive at their wildlife allotment, a previously disused section of the allotment that has been cleared and regenerated. Slowly but surely, Im […]

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Connect Four anyone?

By | May 16, 2012

Last Thursday the weather was still atrocious. Lots of rain, and not many warm days, so it wasnt surprising that we didnt find much pollen or nectar in the Rua Tekau hive – the bees simply hadnt been able to go out forraging. Thankfully though, the first priority had been a success, the bees were […]

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Get out the Red Carpet – Transferring the Nuc

By | April 14, 2012

Big day! Others may have been preparing for the FA cup semi final between Everton and Liverpool, or placing bets on the Grand National. Today we got our bees for Walmer Gardens, from Barnaby at Capital Bee. We picked up the nucleus from Kennington, got some final tips from Barnaby and gently ferried the hive […]

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Scoping and snooping

By | March 31, 2012

As well as working with the Walmer Gardens hive, I’m keen to set up one of my own. I’ve been emailing some local allotments to test their appetite. A local one has expressed some cautious interest, and the general location from my perspective is ideal. Ill need to visit once per week during Spring / […]

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Home wanted, with room for 50,000 pets

By | March 24, 2012

With the course underway, I started thinking where to keep a hive. It’s quite possible to keep bees in the middle of the city, on roof tops or back yards (politely informing neighbours..). Urban bee keeping thrives in London. I wasn’t keen to keep one in our back yard (just yet) and unsurprisingly neither was […]

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