Monthly Archives: March 2017

THAT WAS HARD WORK!

I had an unexpected gap in my diary this afternoon so I finished off my restored 20 year old Top Bar Hive by drilling holes in the supporting fence poles about a span down from the top and loading everything … Continue reading

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BEES DO NOTHING INVARIABLY

I’m just back from visiting my TBH at Ourganics, a 5 acre permaculture project a couple of miles upstream from the one I visited yesterday, hoping to harvest some more honey.  They have plenty of honey but scattered among lots … Continue reading

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IT’S HARVEST TIME!

At long long last we’ve had a couple of warm and sunny days and so I thought I’d open a hive.  I don’t open a hive on the first sunny day as their undisturbed foraging etc is more important than … Continue reading

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SKYFALL!

This morning I ventured into the mysterious far west of Dorset to the village of Marshwood, then down a furlong of humpy bumpy track to Skyfall Farm where West Dorset BKA had decided to hold an auction, a week before … Continue reading

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TBH REFRESHED

My old Top Bar Hive that is now in its 20th year was in a sorry state when I brought it back from Sarah’s with a gap near the front where the bottom plank had rotted away leaving a gap … Continue reading

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ANOTHER DARG DAY

I think there were about 8 of us at the DARG meeting at Newton Abbot BKA’s apiary today, plus the team from the BKA who fed us on coffee and biscuits all day.  There should have been more, but Liz … Continue reading

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THE YEAR’S STARTED

I’m just back from a visit to my apprentice, Sarah, at her Bee Happy Plants nursery.  Actually is isn’t just a plant nursery now: her 2 year old grandson caught sight of me and thought I was Father Christmas! There … Continue reading

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