Weather Bombed Bees
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Weather Bombed Bees

March 3, 2017 admin 0

It had all been going so well – with every hive alive and some pretty strong.  Then, on the afternoon of our AGM, the farmer on whose land I have some hives phoned to say […]

Two Queens
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A tale of two Queens

December 11, 2016 admin 0

On the seventh of September 2014 I was called to a swarm of Bees in a very large Cedar Tree, the swarm was half way along a very thin branch and the owner did not […]

Intro to bee breeding
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A brief introduction to bee breeding

December 11, 2016 admin 0

What would two strange looking men be doing in the middle of a field in Bedfordshire on a sunny afternoon in July? What else but inspecting bees, of course! But, where are the bee suits? […]

Water Source
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You can take a horse to water

December 11, 2016 admin 0

In summer 2015, several Bedfordshire beekeepers were fortunate to be invited to take their bees to a local farm to pollinate a borage crop. It is important when providing bees for pollination that both bees […]

Honey Bee Swarm
Winter Talk

Swarm control without 9 day checks

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Talk at Flitwick Village Hall for Bedfordshire Beekeepers 15/10/15 by Ged Marshall Ged, his daughter and a summer student run 250 colonies and raise 1500 queens a year. They are based at Oakfield Honey Farm […]