Monthly Archives: May 2014

Much and More OR a mixed bag!

Quite a full and varied weekend all in all. My parents visited, we went to a wedding, I split my hive, got a call out for bees (unfortunately bumble), I built a larger pen for the fast growing chicks, I … Continue reading

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The best-laid schemes o’ bees an’ beeks…

Following the inspection on Tuesday night (and some fair amount of badgering people on biobees and Phil Chandler at the course) I have decided to split my colony on Saturday, but that is not all! NB – Please prepare yourself … Continue reading

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Lesson put into action

I had a call from the farmer next door to say he was spraying the field the following day. As you may know from a previous post. The spraying by this farmer has caused a few issues before now. He has … Continue reading

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Brinscall Hall Natural Beekeeping course

My wife very kindly bought me a natural beekeeping course for my birthday OR as she put it go and talk to people who care. Brinscall Hall is an educational retreat not far from Chorley in Lancashire and hosts numerous … Continue reading

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Lesson Learnt :(

Since the move to their new location Phoebee (she’s blonde) and her daughters have been doing very well. I noticed that there was MASSIVE crop of oil seed rape (canola) coming in to flower over the road to where I … Continue reading

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