Archive For The “Rua Tekau” Category

Honey flow

By | May 28, 2012

If you recall a few months ago, there was some great weather. Colonies quickly grew in size in the warm weather at the start of the season. But all of a sudden the weather vane dropped, and the large colonies were kept indoors due to cold, and rain. Good news as in the last week, […]

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Surprise! Bees can’t read

By | May 18, 2012

Surprise! Thursday evening’s bee school class served up 3 surprises; Surprise One – fine-ish, still, and warm weather. Bonus. The Rua Tekau hive was stable, with brood in all stages, and even some pollen stores! A really good sign that the bees had been out foragging at natural sources. Pollen provides a protein source for […]

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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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Rua tekau – tumeke!

By | May 7, 2012

The Rua Tekau hive at East Surrey Bees have been inside their new home for a week now,┬álocked in due to the poor weather. Its a 50,000 strong colony which has been placed onto new foundation comb, so there are no hexagonal cells for them to store eggs or larvae, nectar or pollen, or honey. […]

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