Posts Tagged “Always be learning”

Pass the baton, please

By | September 22, 2012

I recently posted my hive on the Urban Bees bee map. Urban Bees is run by Brian McCallum and Alison Benjamin, who are probably best to introduce themselves. They are all about training and education, social enterprise, writing books, and or course, bees. I did their one day taster course at Camley St Nature Park […]

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Rua Tekau – First Shook Swarm

By | April 27, 2012

Class 2 at East Surrey Bees saw me bleary eyed and bleary nosed with a bit of an ugly cold. I covered it up as best I could and marched on, and so pleased I did. The ESB beginner practical course is a fantastic practically focussed  course, and again with minutes of arriving we were […]

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After theory… then what?

By | April 22, 2012

Having completed the excellent Zoo Train theory courses, and joining up with Ealing Transition at the Walmer Gardens hive, I still had buckets of enthusiasm. What next? I really wanted to get more practical experience and learning, getting my hands regularly into a hive with some teachers. A quick search around the net showed that […]

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Easter is a time of Spring

By | April 7, 2012

Easter with the whole egg thing, daffodils, new born lambs, the start of British Summer Time, are all things that signify the start of spring to me, my favourite season. I’ve a new indicator now, the buzz of bees as the days warm up, colonies begin to increase their numbers, and forage for pollen and […]

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Camley Street Introductory course

By | April 1, 2012

Since I’d booked some courses mistakenly out of order, today I went along to Camley Street Natural Park for an Introductory course. This was a one day, 5 hour course briefly covering some of the broad topics of bee keeping. I was 5 minutes late, as I’d spent some productive time that morning arguing with my wife […]

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