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December Apiary notes

December 17, 2019 Simon Barrow 0

Colonies are all ready for winter now with mouse guards, woodpecker netting and bricks on roofs. For my own peace of mind I like to visit apiaries occasionally during the winter to make sure nothing […]

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October Apiary Notes

October 5, 2019 Simon Barrow 0

Now we are into October the weather has turned more autumnal although the bees are working the ivy during sunny spells. In fact some hives are working as if there is summer flow so they […]

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September Apiary Notes

September 27, 2019 Simon Barrow 0

Our bees are now preparing for winter and it is time for us to make sure colonies are in a good condition to survive the winter. My hives were all treated for varroa during August […]

Swarm of Honey Bees
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Swarming Season

April 23, 2019 admin 0

It’s that time of year again when we can expect to see honey bee swarms. Hives are beginning to get stronger and may soon decide to swarm. We have already seen some swarming and the recent […]

Bees on Compost
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Food for thought ?

March 13, 2019 admin 0

The bees in my garden have completely ignored the large patch of Snowdrops planted especially for them.  However, they have adored the pots used for growing tomatoes last year, with leftover but “spent” organic compost.  […]