honeybee_varroa
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Varroa Treatment

September 4, 2017 Wally Thrale 1

Previously I used Hiveclean as Varroa treatment, both before supers went on in spring and again at the end of summer when honey was taken off. However, Hiveclean has been withdrawn and is no longer […]

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 […]