Archive For February, 2013

London Orchard Project

By | February 10, 2013

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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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