Monthly Archives: September 2016

BEE RESCUE

Yesterday I had a phone call about bees from the gardener at Chantmarle Manor about 5 miles up the road from me.  Last time I had a call from there, it was in 1992 when the Head Gardener at the … Continue reading

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

This evening I attended the Southern Dorset Local Action Group Autumn Forum at Wareham. The function of the LAG is to allocate getting on for £500,000 worth of EU funding for local rural development projects that tick the right boxes. … Continue reading

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DOOMED!

A week or so ago I went with my apprentice, Rosie, to the apiary we share near her studio, principally to set up a wasp trap as she was concerned that the hives were under attack.  I showed her how … Continue reading

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DARG: PLAYING WITH POLLEN

Apart from our host, Allen, who manages the Newton Abbott apiary where we met in their off-grid club house, there were only 4 of us (from 3 counties) in attendance today, which is the least that anyone could remember.  We … Continue reading

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BACK WITH THE BEES!

Today I opened hives by myself for the first time in three months!  I have been incapacitated with a broken leg.  The plaster is off now and I am able to  drive, but it is still painful and keeps swelling. … Continue reading

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