Posts Tagged “Staveley Road”

BOOM! and Spring arrived

By | April 20, 2013

Today was quite a proud day for me, as a beginning beekeeper. I need to create more room in the hive for expansion – my first super! Through all of last year, I only managed the colony in a brood box holding the queen, new eggs and developing brood. But with this fantastic warm (if […]

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Wild Comb & Drones

By | April 14, 2013

This Sunday surely signalled the broken back of Winter, and Spring temperatures are here. A full 18 degrees, and sun most of the day! You can sense it in the bees activity too. Last week I talked about wax, and a little about the male “drone” bees. During the week, I¬†inadvertently¬†left a small gap at […]

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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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We sow the seed, nature grows the seed, then we eat the seed

By | July 30, 2012

I’m 2 weeks into owning my own hive, and things are going great guns. The weather turned nice virtually the day I received the small 5 frame nucleus, and the bees have been getting out on the warm, dry, still days and collecting pollen, and nectar. At this time of year, the queen would normally […]

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So, this is what I have become

By | July 20, 2012

One anxious week on, and I went and checked the hive this evening (Friday). I had to avoid a few celebratory work drinks, as bees wont respond well to the smell of alcohol (or strong perfumes, and petrol etc). So, this is what I have become of a Friday eve. I’m quite conscious that I’ve […]

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