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ASIAN HORNET ACTION!

Everybody should have a hornet trap in their garden to monitor.  I have one that I made.  It isn’t too difficult but it’s a bit fiddly and I was lucky to have a little spare metal mesh.  Although the plans … Continue reading

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ASIAN HORNETS ARE HERE!

Well, they’ve not been found so far this year as the queens are still dormant, tucked away in a plant pot in the nearby garden centre, or in a caravan that was brought back from France last Autumn.  In about … Continue reading

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A DARG DAY AT BUCKFAST

Today’s meeting of DARG, the Devon Apicultural Research Group, was at the Buckfast Abbey bee shed. There were 15 of us, more than usual so things are looking up, but I reckon that I’m in the youngest third so we … Continue reading

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Patterson pattering on.

West Dorset BKA, in combination with East Devon, arranged for Roger Patterson and Nell to come across and give a lecture on wintering bees.  He’s usually quite entertaining so I gave the Dorchester & Weymouth BKA’s social evening a miss … Continue reading

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BEE CHAT AT THE DOCTOR’S

This morning I had to spend some time de-icing the car before driving cautiously along a potentially slippery road over the steep hill to a nearby village, Toller Porcorum.  There I found the right address and helped a little old … Continue reading

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IT’S OXALIC TIME

A few weeks ago I bought a couple of aquarium thermometers. On the 9th December I put the sensor of one of them in a hive close to home, thrusting it an inch or so down between the top bars of the brood … Continue reading

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THIRTY YEARS ON!

At a BKA social gathering a few days ago I was given a copy of Bee Craft from November 1987 with an article from me flagged!  Here’s what I wrote then: Removal of a Colony from a house. Mr Odell … Continue reading

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