Monthly Archives: March 2014

Archers Parrots Bayer and BBKA

Originally posted on Simple Bees:
Today the 5 million or so listeners of the BBC radio drama the Archers heard an epsode straight from the Bayer/BBKA book of children’s scare stories.  We heard (at 7.30 mins) that the neonic ban…

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Bean Tipi: the harvest

I am definitely going to do this. It is so useful having staggered seasons. I can wait and see if something has worked for milkwood from spring to summer just in time to start it myself.

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“Finished your Warre yet?”… “ermm.. no…but!”

Rather than actually do something on my job list last night here is what I did…. … For those who want play along at home here is what you need. Two top bars, two jars, a router, some wax, a … Continue reading

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Boss-eyed bees

Had a visit to the hive this weekend. It has been nearly three weeks since I moved the hive, and two weeks since I tried to do a check. I can tell you now they are still not at all … Continue reading

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Doctor doctor I have been stung by a bee! I know, Honey prices are ridiculous.

I am sat on a plane delayed because “something is a wrong with the wing”. I am heading to the US for business and thought I would use the time to tell you about a visit to the emergency dept … Continue reading

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New site, new hive

Well now I have somewhere to put my hives I have sited my new kenya  top bar hive. It is an entirely non-standard 51″ long (unless you usually cut ikea worktop in half longways), and can take about 32 topbars … Continue reading

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Poor pussy

The bees have nearly stripped all the pollen from this pussy willow in a single day. You go girls.

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