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The Propolis Properties’ Possibilities

Unless you have been living in your bee hives for the last few years you cannot have missed the amount of attention propolis has been getting as a health supplement. I find more and more people ask me propolis. Still … Continue reading

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Laying Workers: The Why, How, and Now what!

I have tinkering with this post on and off now for some months and cannot get it right. It just seems very meanderng and inconcise. Perhaps it’s the “man-flu” speaking but I had enough of it. You can deal with … Continue reading

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Spring is on its Way

We had our first bright and mild day of the year on Sunday (8th Feb 15). So I thought I would head over and see if there was any activity. I went in to winter with three of my own … Continue reading

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Change of weather, change of fortune

I have been keeping an eye on the hives of late but not messing about with them too much. The weather is flowing inevitability towards autumn and with the shortening of the days comes the slowing down of the hives. … Continue reading

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Worse Beekeeper Ever!

Laying in bed last night reflecting on the evening and feeling more than a little sore from the events my wife mumbled sleepily to me “.. you shouldn’t do beekeeping in a hurry…*snore*”. I had to admit she was right … 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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“Finished your warre now?”… “erm… still not so much.”

Here is the next bit of fiddling about I have done instead of getting in with a new hive. Using 40mm batons (to allow for 2mm removal by circular saw) I cut away a strip 9mm wide. I then cut … Continue reading

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