Monthly Archives: December 2014

MORE OXALICKING

After a few chilly days, most of the ice was melted by this afternoon and so I drove over the ridge to Berwick where I have an apiary in a cider orchard opposite the Manor.  I have 2 hives there, … Continue reading

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OXALICKING

It was a lovely day today: once the early frost was gone and the sun was up it was clear and bright with a few small fluffy clouds so I decided to give the bees a treat(ment).  I have plenty … Continue reading

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DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS?

I did the round of several of my apiaries yesterday, cracking the propolis so that, hopefully, in a few days time I will be able to open hives to administer oxalic without disturbing them too much. Some hives had bees … Continue reading

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BACK FROM HOLIDAY

I’m just back from a week in NW Devon near the Cornish border.  Whilst there I ventured across the Tamar and first visited a friend’s plot where I have a couple of hives, currently bee-less. Then I went into the … Continue reading

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DARG DAYS

Today I drove down to the Newton Abbot BKA apiary for a DARG (Devon Apicultural Research Group) meeting, the principal purpose of which was to plan a programme for next year. They have a decent sized meeting shed powered by … Continue reading

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LOCAL BEE BREEDING GROUP

Back in September at the BIBBA/SICAMM conference at Llangollen I was surprised to bump into a prominent member of my own BKA, Liz Rescorla, in fact she’s so prominent that she has now taken over from me as Dorset’s BBKA … Continue reading

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