Posts Tagged “The seasons”

January chills (and doubts)

By | January 13, 2013

I was eager on returning from holiday to check on my hive. Winter is an anxious time for a new beekeeper, as not much colony management can happen. It’s time to trust that your preparation for winter was thorough, that the colony is healthy, and has enough food to last the cold months. It’s not […]

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Autumn Harvest

By | September 2, 2012

Its time to harvest honey from the hive. Looking around the allotment, its also time to harvest from the garden. The plants have been drawing from the warmth and sun, and investing into fruits and vegetables. Im no botanist, but check out these awesome pictures from around the allotment.

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Autumn harvest

By | August 17, 2012

Around August, honey is being harvested. The bees have been busily making honey all spring and summer, preparing themselves so they can sit around warming the hive over winter, and feasting on their summer’s labour. The queen reduces the amount of eggs she lays, so there is more honey to go around with less mouths. […]

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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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Honey flow

By | May 28, 2012

If you recall a few months ago, there was some great weather. Colonies quickly grew in size in the warm weather at the start of the season. But all of a sudden the weather vane dropped, and the large colonies were kept indoors due to cold, and rain. Good news as in the last week, […]

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