BeeMania – December 2012

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Well, what else does Nature have in store for us? Having had a spring/summer season mainly devoid of foraging opportunities, the bees now have had to endure a month of weather ranging from bitterly cold […]

BeeMania – November 2012

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Up until last week, the weather has been mild enough and dry enough for the bees to be able to continue their quest for ivy nectar – and very successful they have been too. The […]

BeeMania – October 2012

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I should have known! Having said in last month’s Beeman-ia that the ivy flow could start any time soon, it actually started on the 1st September, just after my report went in! At least, it […]

September 2012

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As I said last month, nature would not be so stupid as to allow the bees to starve by not providing weather conditions, at least at some point, suitable for plants to secrete nectar and […]

August 2012

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Well, I should have known Nature would not be so stupid as to allow rain and cold weather to continue for so long that the bees would die of starvation through lack of nectar and […]

July 2012

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This is not a good year for honeybees – as if they didn’t already have enough problems with Colony Collapse Disorder, Varroa and neonicotinoid insecticides! The weather has brought very many colonies to the point […]

June 2012

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What an interesting season this has been for our bees – an early Spring in March encouraged them to build up very rapidly, but then the poor things were confined to their hives during the […]

May 2012

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What an April this has been! We did the “Grand Tour” of the grandchildren after Easter, travelling up to North Wales first, then back down to South Wales, and generally speaking we had lovely, sunny, […]

April 2012

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Last weekend I spent a most enjoyable time on the Isles of Scilly – and the weather made it feel like summer-time (I know it was the same here, as well, but hey!, it could […]

March 2012

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The temperatures over the last week 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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