Category Archives: Uncategorized

Warréing about Fondant

  I am really not sure how many more bad puns I can get out of warré hives. Moving on I am fed up with my jam thermometer. Yes, I know you probably haven’t opened up my blog to hear … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Builds, mistakes to learn from, Uncategorized, Warré | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew

As part of the Summer holidays, we decided to spend a few days with my folks in London. This afforded the opportunity to do some of the touristy things in our capital. Although I grew up within a short train … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Discussion, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

A Queen in the Making, a Hive in the Building

I may have mentioned in the verbose chronicle that was my previous posting that I performed a walk-away split on one of my topbar hives. For those still learning this involved removing 3 combs of young brood (including eggs) and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A Few Good Men…(or drones)

The importance of allowing colonies to produce drones cannot be overstated…. but I have tried nonetheless. Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Discussion, Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

For the Love of Joe

On the back of the hive startup malachy (and my all round generousness) I have been helping out Joe and Susie. Joe and Susie have been wanting to get into beekeeping for some years but had decided it was something out of … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Builds, Discussion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Too much for one post

Well where to start. Not sure what has taken longest on this one. Writing the blog a post, deciding what to include, or trying to think of a pithy name (gave up). Let’s just go through the hives and have an … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Country life, mistakes to learn from, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Underwear teaches us Change is Good

“Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” – George Bernard Shaw Now I have tried to make this blog article all high and mighty I have to disappoint and say it is … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping, Builds, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 3 Comments