Monthly Archives: September 2013

HARVEST TIME! (Clearer boards that don’t!)

I don’t try to harvest honey until about a month or so after the text books advise.  This is in order to allow the bees, when they reduce their brood nests, to bring down honey from above, as well as … Continue reading

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REMOTE CONTROLLED BEEKEEPING

I sent a message to Sarah (Bee Happy Plants) to tell her that it was time to put a second teabag of thymol into my top bar hive at her nursery.  We spoke on the phone and I told her … Continue reading

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NOT SUCH A GOOD DAY

The phone rang. It was Lily, the owner of the Mill from the wall of the Cornstores of which I had removed a colony.  She reminded me that she wants to buy 20 pounds of local honey for friends and … Continue reading

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A BUSY BEE DAY

I’d found a small plastic bucket with honey and wax and, as I know that the bees on my allotment are a bit light, I thought I’d let them have it rather than use it for cooking, so I donned … Continue reading

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CHOOSING AN APIARY SITE

This afternoon I rang the American who had approached me at the Show and invited me to keep bees at his Manor as the current beekeeper was giving up.  He invited me over for a chinwag and perusal so I … Continue reading

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD!

Today I went to Dorchester Agricultural Show, taking my honorary Granddaughter, Keara, and her Mother, Jax.  I had a free ticket to get in as I was due to spend all afternoon in the Bee Tent, next to the observation … Continue reading

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