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About chrissladesbeeblog

I have been keeping bees since 1978 and currently have about a dozen hives. I am a member of the BBKA where for many years I represented Dorset at the Annual Delegates' Meeting. I am the co-author (with Dave MacFawn of of S. Carolina) of "Getting the Best from Your Bees" and am working on a book of my own poems : "Bee People".

BEE PEOPLE IS PUBLISHED!

At long last the job’s complete and the book is on sale from the publisher, Authorhouse and also from Amazon and possibly others.  The book is ‘print on demand’ which unfortunately makes it more expensive than is ideal, although the … Continue reading

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES?

I was out on a country walk with a young lady, Alison, whom I hadn’t met before. It was a lovely day and we were constantly distracted by birds and flowers (both floral plants and flowing streams). Alison told me that her … Continue reading

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BEE PEOPLE COMING!

For years I have been working on a book of my poems about bees and the people who play with them, many of whom I have met at Gormanston, the annual  FIBKA Summer School.  I have been held up because, … Continue reading

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IT’S HARVEST TIME!

The willows are in full bloom and so are the dandelions.  Over the last 20 years they have been getting earlier and earlier but have now returned almost to the start time.  I reckon that when they are in flower … Continue reading

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BBKA SPRING CONVENTION

I’m back home after a long weekend at the BBKA Spring Convention held at Harper Adams University (agricultural college) at Edgmond in Shropshire.  I wish they’d return the event to the BBKA HQ at Stoneleigh, which is far more accessible.  … Continue reading

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40% WINTER LOSSES!

A couple of days ago I passed through the village of Evershot so I parked and walked round the Church.  Bees were flying as usual from the gargoyle at the SE corner. Yesterday I spent about 2 minutes gazing at … Continue reading

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ANOTHER DARG DAY

Yesterday I drove nearly 50 miles through light snow flurries to Uplowman Village Hall, near Tiverton for a meeting of the Devon Apicultural Research Group (DARG).  There were 17 of us there: a record I think!  The room was a … Continue reading

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