Archive For February, 2013

London Orchard Project

By | February 10, 2013


Practicing beekeeping opens your eyes to the environment, and to the seasons. Will the weather be warm? wet? windy? sunny? this week? this month? What flowers and forage are┬ánearby and coming into bloom? In the allotment I notice apple trees, victoria plums, pears, berries, and a wide range of vegetables budding, blooming and fruiting, and […]

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Oxalic acid: more varroa management

By | February 4, 2013

This weekend, I managed to get more organised – it’s my responsibility to the colony. While there is a very positive low varroa count, and the population of bees look healthy, I felt a need to not do half measures in my management. I got a treatment of oxalic acid delivered, and thankfully there was […]

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