Monthly Archives: March 2013

TELLING THE BEES

I made a special trip to visit some bees today, my top bar hive at Litton Cheney, simply to inform them of an important event.  It is a very ancient tradition or superstition that your bees should be told of … Continue reading

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A BEEKEEPER’S YARN

Lots of my socks need darning; some of them for the 3rd or 4th time! Yet I have no wool; so I asked for some darning wool on the local Freecycle group and rapidly was offered some by a kind … Continue reading

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APICULTURAL RESEARCH GROUP MEETING

10 of us braved the horrible weather this evening to assemble at Uplowman Village Hall, near Tiverton.  It was a pity that none of us had a key to get in!  Unfortunately, Bob, who normally has the place opened up … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING

We, of the Dorchester & Weymouth BKA, held a meeting this evening for people who have thought about keeping bees and would like to know more before deciding whether or not to take up beekeeping as a hobby. There were … Continue reading

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!

I went to check my hives at Frogmore Farm at Toller Porcorum.  I was worried by all the dead badgers I see at the roadside as there is a massive sett, big enough to lose half a class of school … Continue reading

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COINCIDENCE OR ENCHANTMENT?

There I was in Tesco approaching the till when I caught the eye of the lady in front of me in the queue. It was Fiona, the witch who had used all my beeswax for her potions!  We met with … Continue reading

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MOVING A WARRE HIVE

I have been asked by a friend/apprentice, Janie, to provide a home for her Warré hive while she moves house to a new abode within bee flight range.  Of course, I’m happy do do this but am unsure of the … Continue reading

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