Monthly Archives: April 2014

HONEY SELLS!

My former assistant at work (she answers to ‘Mother’) has been nagging me for honey.  I thought I had run out but a few days ago I found half a bucket tucked away with my home brew stuff.  I put … Continue reading

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BLAST!

After days of rain and coolness, it cleared up a bit this afternoon, so I thought I’d split the hive on my allotment, using Ron Brown’s two queen method to produce a crop of queen cells, maybe a nuc or … Continue reading

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD!

After using my spade for 40 years, I broke the shaft recently. I must be getting stronger!  On my way back from Yeovile today I saw signs advertising a car boot sale so drove in hoping to find an affordable … Continue reading

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TEACHING AN OLD MIND NEW TRICKS!

At a house-warming booze and nibbles party yesterday, I overheard somebody talking bees, so I asked him if he kept them and we got chatting, as one does. He is in his 70s and has been keeping bees since, as … Continue reading

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EARLY SWARMING SEASON

On the way back from the auction last Saturday, I meandered round a couple of my empty sites.  On the first, a wild flower meadow on a seaside holiday camp, one of the hives had been overturned by the gales … Continue reading

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THE APPRENTICE

Yesterday, the weather having been lovely, I drove across to darkest Somerset to Bee Happy Plants, where I have a top bar hive set up to educate my apprentice, Sarah Holdsworth, who’s Nursery it is.  It  was 5pm and the … Continue reading

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BARGAINS GALORE!

This Saturday, 12th April, Dorchester & Weymouth BKA will be holding its famous annual auction of bee stuff.  Usually there are up to 200 items being auctioned and people come from a great distance to join in the fun and … Continue reading

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