Bee-Mania – March 2016 – Colin Rees

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Hooray! At long last the bees are getting a chance to get out and about. One of the problems with long, damp winters is that there is greater potential for disease build-up in the bee […]

BeeMania – February 2016 – Colin Rees

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This winter has been unusually warm, resulting in the bees not being sure whether they should stay in cluster or get out and gather pollen and nectar. Both are available, witness the pollen loads coming […]

BeeMania – January 2016 – Colin Rees

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With all the mild weather we’ve experienced this autumn, it looks very much like a repeat of last year at this time. The bees, instead of cuddling together to make a tight, winter cluster (as […]

BeeMania – November 2015 – Colin Rees

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I don’t have much to report on my beekeeping activities this month as things have been very quiet. I have been extracting honey, of course, and the bees have been bringing in still more nectar […]

BeeMania – October 2015 – Colin Rees

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It has been a disappointing beekeeping season across the whole of the UK this year. Many beekeepers have harvested no honey at all, others have been feeding their bees to get them through the tight […]

BeeMania – August 2015 – Colin Rees

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There has been a lot of media coverage recently about honeybees having problems caused by habitat loss, pesticides, climate change, etc resulting in a diminishing of their numbers. Well, obviously the bees have heard about […]

BeeMania – July 2015 – Colin Rees

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I’m pleased to report that it’s not only my bees that swarm – the past month has become somewhat manic, with telephone calls from all over Cornwall from members of the public wanting help with […]

BeeMania – June 2015 – Colin Rees

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This year has seen a slow start for the bees, despite the weather appearing to be so favourable.  I think it mainly is down to the fact that the bees brought in so much ivy […]

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