Monthly Archives: January 2012

THE GREAT, THE GOOD AND ME.

I spent most of the day as one of Dorset’s delegates to the SWRJCC: the South West Region Joint Consultative Committee held at the Old Barn Owl at Westport on the Somerset levels. Unusually, we had no current BBKA Executive … Continue reading

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BEE TALK

It was the first meeting of the year for Dorchester & Weymouth BKA. It was a talk by Roger Patterson from W.Sussex on how to improve your bees.  Roger is a good speaker and I went and fetched my new … Continue reading

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HARVEST TIME

I’ve just taken the honey from the hive at Halstock that was wasped out.  By bathroom scale measure, it comes to 3½ stones, including wood and wax. I expect that the honey in the jar will be about half that.  … Continue reading

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BEEKEEPING AS IT USED TO BE

I was chatting with a farmer this afternoon and the conversation turned to beekeeping (as it often does!).  He remembers his Grandfather keeping bees. From my knowledge of the family – his Father was at school with my Uncle who … Continue reading

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MAKING USE OF MOLES

They are very active at the moment and there are fresh molehills to be found everywhere. Why not make use of this and take with you on your walks a few packets of bee-friendly wild flowers, sprinkling a few on … Continue reading

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YET MORE FLOWERS

Sow thistle. Almonds. Anybody got more to add to the list so far?

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EVEN MORE FLOWERS

Wallflower, rosemary.

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