Posts Tagged “Home is where the hive is”

On the move, to abodes anew

By | April 18, 2014

Sas and I are moving out of the big city, to the outlying burbs. And where the peeps go, the bees must follow. Because I have to check them every week, its a wise idea to have them close by. So on a Friday evening, I waited until they had all come home for the night, snuck […]

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Sprung. Finally.

By | March 8, 2014

Spring has long been one of my 4 favourite seasons. Now as a beekeeper, Ive got 10,000 new reasons to look forward to the season. March usually gets warm enough to be able to open the hive, and see how the bees survived winter. There needs to be enough winter bees to cluster together and […]

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Re-Queening the Spring Colony

By | May 10, 2013

Sadly when the bees swarmed last weekend, collected and put back in the box, the queen was lost. I can’t be certain how she was lost, but this is no time for mourning. The important thing now she’s gone is to get a queen into the hive. There are a few methods to re-queen a […]

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There’s so many queens, this could be K Road!

By | May 1, 2013

Things have been happening pretty fast in the hive this week. The lovely Spring weather (if not a little late) has made the population boom! in the colony – and the bees have also been growing new queens. New queens are good if you want another hive and it’s the natural way the colony reproduces. […]

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Why on earth do you keep bees?

By | March 9, 2013

Subtitled: Please don’t sue me, News International Once people know that I keep bees, they are intrigued by the “how” of keeping bees, but probably more so the “why” of keeping bees. I am also realising I find it hard to clearly explain the “how and the why” to people. I get too involved, the […]

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