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Hmmm what went wrong?

I've been very vigilant as a new beekeeper or so I thought. All the weekly inspections, the care and attention to those little ladies has been nothing but an insight to the mind of a women and what they will do just to annoy you....

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The June gap

Oki doki, the oil seed rape season is over for another year and onwards with the next crop. It's amazing until I started beekeeping I didn't realise that there was a gap in the flowering season from about the end of May until the middle...

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Honey, honey oh so sweet honey!

On my last post I mentioned honey and that I had seen signs of this when doing my inspection. Well, now is the time to start to collecting, exactly what every beekeeper is waiting for. However another new learning curve and a quick ferret around...

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Swarm season is underway!

OK where do I begin, at the start I would reckon is a good place. It's been a busy couple of weeks and sorry for not posting just had loads to do. As the temperature has soared and the flowers have started to really do...

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My first Bee Nuc (nucleus)

Now the weather is definitely warmer, the flowers are opening and the bee colonies are growing, the need for more frequent inspections is needed. Thank you to my inner voice telling me :- " go on check em out, if you don't do them now...

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First Artificial Swarm

Another first for Tinhead Honey. An artificial swarm and many thanks must go to to Chris Rawlings for the advice and the help in getting this done. This created a good hive for a decent honey crop this season and also the bee stock is...

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Good Friday Hive Inspection

Wow, what a day, great weather for reviewing the hives. How different 3 apiaries can be!! Apiary one, 3 hives, all calm, going about their business in a nice friendly manor. No queen cells seen today, plenty of space for brood and...

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