Monthly Archives: June 2013

REMARKABLE QUEEN!

I have been trying for ages to get a colony out of the wall of the local mill’s corn store, which is being converted into a dwelling.  Workers and drones have got out through the Porter escapes to take up … Continue reading

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AN APPRENTICE’S ADVENTURE

What follows is an e-mail that Sarah sent me last  night. Hello Chris I have another story for your blog. But this should serve as a cautionary tale. You will see what I mean in a few minutes.  As you … Continue reading

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SILLY COWS AND APPRENTICES!

It has been a strange but enjoyable day today. My bossy apprentice, Jane, on the pretext that I’m ‘arty’, had demanded my presence at a group session painting cows; not real cows, but paper ones created by local artist, Kate … Continue reading

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APPRENTICE SARAH TAKES THE LEAD

I went across to Tatworth yesterday where apprentice Sarah is keen to get some hands on experience with the bees I have placed on her Bee Happy Plants nursery.  There were people, WWOOFers (Willing Workers On Organic Farms), docking the … Continue reading

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ON-LINE APPRENTICESHIP ANYONE?

I’ve just been contacted by Jerry Bromenshenk of the University of Montana who is, experimentally, starting an on-line course, initally for beginners then, as time passes and experience, (both his team’s and the students’) is gained for further stages leading … Continue reading

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ANOTHER NEW APPRENTICE! (but not yet)

I have returned from a long week’s holiday (including 2 weekends) with an old drinking pal, Steve, who’d hired a caravan on a site just outside Polperro in Cornwall.  Virtually the only exercise we got was walking down the hill … Continue reading

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BUMBLING AROUND

Among the e-mails this morning was one from our BKA Secretary asking if anybody would be willing to help a lady in Weymouth who wanted to be rid of a nest of bumble bees in a bird box. Always willing … Continue reading

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