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More about hive monitoring

I am a volunteer for Hughenden Manor where I began solely as a beekeeper on an entirely volunteer run bee project and became a web editor and newsletter editor. We have a separate blog about the project on WordPress which … Continue reading

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BBC video – how tech can help the honeybee

Our volunteer bee project at Hughenden Manor has the Arnia hive equipment (apart from the scales) and we are still refining our ability to interpret the data. This little BBC video gives a useful overview. BBC video on tech in … Continue reading

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The memory is failing …

When I put on the supers earlier in the season, I was a little late and hoped that it would mean the colonies would delay any swarm ideas.  I am not obsessive about swarming.  Whe I did my course at … Continue reading

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Please help find Arnis Zalkalns

Originally posted on Adventuresinbeeland's Blog:
This is not beekeeping related, but I feel the need to write about it. A visitor to my local area might think we’re celebrating some kind of festival. Yellow ribbons festoon the lampposts and…

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Up Close and Personal with Chicken Little

Originally posted on The Song I Live By:
When I was a kid, I never understood Chicken Little.  I hated the way he ran around over reacting about something that wasn’t real.  But this week, I knew exactly how he…

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In bait hive style, I realise I have a lot to learn

Most beekeepers eventually have bad backs.  Mine was dodgy even before the beekeeping and my garden trolley does help me keep going.  But I don’t inspect if it is having a bad day or so which is why I decided … Continue reading

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Is this a Swiss Chalet for bees?

When beekeepers go on holiday, I am afraid they look out for local bees and local honey as well as taking time to admore the scenery. The first time I spotted what I was convinced was a Swiss version of … Continue reading

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Good Advice From Bees

Originally posted on Romancing the Bee:
Have a wonderful Spring day!!

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Middlesex Beekeepers’ Day Part 2: David Aston, Plants and honeybees

Originally posted on Adventuresinbeeland's Blog:
A follow-up post to ‘Middlesex Beekeepers’ Day – Terry Clare, Queen rearing for the average beekeeper‘. Below are my notes from Dr David Aston’s talk. David is President of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA),…

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Who was the biggest show off?

I woke to sunshine but it was past mid-day before I was able to enjoy a short walk outside.  The temperature had reached that critical 10 degree level and I hoped to see some bees but decided to take in … Continue reading

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