Monthly Archives: June 2017

SWISS ARMY HIVE TOOL

Yesterday I needed to fit spacers onto the end of top bars which had already been in use and had a good coating of propolis.  I found the tin opener blade of my Swiss army knife most useful in dislodging … Continue reading

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DRONING ON.

  We had another DARG session at East Devon BKA’s apiary close to Axminster.  This time the theme was drone congregation areas and how to find them.  There were 14 of us there at the peak with some coming and … Continue reading

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ELECTION DAY BEE TALK

My alarms got me up at 5.30 in the morning on Election Day and at 6.15 I was at the Saville Hall at Cattistock , a couple of miles up the road to get the place transformed into a Polling Station for … Continue reading

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MITE ON PUPA

Looking at a varroa floor a few weeks ago I found this: It’s the head of a bee at the pupal stage with a Varroa mite on it!  The bees may be showing signs of hygienic behaviour by detecting mites … Continue reading

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