Monthly Archives: December 2012

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS!

I set out yesterday to oxalicise a few more hives.  The first entailed crawling through a hole in a fence as I no longer have a key to the council yard/apiary.  I had left the empty supers on as they … Continue reading

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RECORD CARDS

I have just received by email a request from a beekeeper for permission to copy and print from Dave Cushman’s web site my hive record cards.  That’s what they’re there for! If you, dear reader, wish to do so too, … Continue reading

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ALL COLONIES ARE DIFFERENT

I went for a walk yesterday with a dozen or so people from the U3A. We explored Wareham Forest/heathland, ending up on the Iron Age fort at Woolsbarrow. We stopped for a break in the middle of nowhere and, wandering … Continue reading

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THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN!

Vanessa, (the Irish Honey Queen) has now analysed the sample of my honey that she says is the best she has ever tasted, having citrus overtones.  The main sources of pollen are Privet and unidentified Compositae.  I suggested dandelion but … Continue reading

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