Bee-Mania – June 2013 – Colin Rees

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Well, May has been slightly better than the previous months – but Spring is still not here yet! The bees, however, are busy inside their hives, the queen laying brood for all she’s worth and […]

Bee-Mania – April 2013 – Colin Rees

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This has been an abysmal start to the year for our beloved honeybees. The weather has been relentlessly cold and wet, so even though the bees know it is time to start building up their […]

Bee-Man-ia February 2013

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As I reported last month, the weather has not, in the main, been conducive to bees flying. However, we have had one or two drier days when the bees have been out and about and […]

BeeMania – January 2013

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So it looks like there is still plenty of rain left in the heavens to descend upon us – I suppose from the melting ice-caps and glaciers. But I won’t dwell on the apocalypse that […]

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 […]

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