Tag Archives: catching bees

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

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Sprung has Springed

This last week has treated us to a little sunshine and all of a sudden the world is coming back to life.  I was extremely lucky to have booked the time off of work and feel very smug as a … Continue reading

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A Bungling beekeeper and some worrying wasps

The weather forecaster had warned us of a wet weekend and was characteristically wrong. This weekend was the hottest so far this year, though its competition has been wanting. My saturday morning dog walk was one of discoveries. I noticed … Continue reading

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The Student becomes the Master

Last year I managed to interest my dad in the way of the bees. Having kindly produced some new warré boxes for me I sent my dad back with a top bar bait hive to try out on the roof … Continue reading

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Freebees

Well in the UK it is approaching that time of year when colonies may swarm. This starts in earnest in April and can continue until the end of July. In my area June is the month where it all happens. … Continue reading

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Hop Queen the drone layer

Well Kyle’s first supervised inspection took place on friday. He inspected the brewery bees headed up by the Hop Queen. This was a swarm that arrived on the day we visited the Great Yorkshire Brewery. It was clear during Kyle’s … Continue reading

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The Sins of the Son visited upon the Father

As you may or may not know this weekend another swarm arrived. As you may or may not know my parents were visiting and witnessed the spectical. As you almost certainly do not know my father was intrigued by the … Continue reading

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