December 2011

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Unlike this time last year, the bees are still not yet in full cluster because the days are not really cold enough for that at the moment. Night times, maybe, but I am still feeding […]

November 2011

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Well, the autumn days are now with us – which has come as a bit of a shock after the temperatures we experienced in the first week of October. I even had a virgin queen […]

October 2011

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In previous reports I have talked about this year having been a swarmy season for bees, so much so that you must think that nothing else happens with them. Well, it appears that it doesn’t! […]

September 2011

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What an unusual month! The nectar flow carried on after the end of July (this hasn’t happened for about 5 years now), albeit somewhat reduced compared to previous weeks, but it was still there. The […]

August 2011

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Well, what a month it has been – even summer, some might say! This is the first time for five years that we have had a July with hot weather that has continued beyond the […]

July 2011

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This past month has been very difficult for the bees. The weather has meant they have had to stay indoors a lot of the time, yet in between there have been very good foraging days […]

June 2011

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Well, we always said that the early foretaste of summer would not last and by now it has been gone for about 2 weeks. However, the bees have not let that stop them doing what […]

May 2011

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Well what an early summer we are experiencing! It seems as if the warm to hot weather has been with us for months! This has allowed my stronger colonies to not only raise plenty of […]

April 2011

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What an unusual month March has been! Some days were like summer, what with the warm sun and the windless days – I am sure the day of reckoning is not far off! Having said […]

March 2011

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The temperatures over the past month have become a little warmer than earlier and the bees have been taking full advantage of this. They are flying out on the less windy days and are bringing […]

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