Archive For The “tekkers” Category

Boiled eggs and soldiers. Redux.

By | October 14, 2012

During summer weekends, I’ve been beekeeping. Each Sunday morning during winter I sit down to Match of the Day, with boiled eggs and toast soldiers to review the weekend’s Premier League football games. Some people may think this post obsessive. I like to think of it as an exercise in continual improvement. Boiling the eggs, […]

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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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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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What’s with smokers then?

By | March 24, 2012

It’s a classic image, the bee keeper in big space man suit, with smoking can in hand. But what’s in the can? Some kind of smokey bee rohypnol? It’s actually only normal smoking embers. The idea is a mini smoke out of the bees. A few puffs of cool smoke into the hive makes the […]

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