Been a while since I wrote, so here’s a brief update on what’s happened since last time. Continue reading The First Honey Crop
It was been checking time again yesterday and of the three queen cups I found last week, one has a grub in it. Continue reading We Have A New Queen Coming!
On Saturday I went to check on the girls again. In the seven days since my last check, they’ve been busy. How busy? Continue reading Just How Busy Can a Bee Get?
On Saturday, Peter came over because we (Alison and I) thought we had noticed a few queen cells in the hive. Drastic action could have been required if this was the case with an artificial swarm being uppermost on the list. Continue reading We Have A Queen – And She’s Red!
There’s a mass orgy taking place Continue reading Shag Fest!
What more can I say? Continue reading I Was Peed On By A Frog This Morning!
On Sunday (14th March) I went to check on the bees. Hefting the hive was a tad tricky as they were all out and about flying around and generally being bees. The weather had taken a bit of a warm turn (relative to recent months that is) and they took advantage. Continue reading The Bees are Flying Again!
I hefted the hive the other evening – checking for the remaining supplies – it’s still heavy, so the girls should be fine for a while yet. Continue reading Dead Bees 🙁
Well, the snows are here and the temperatures have dropped dramatically. The bees are settled in for winter. Continue reading The bees are clustering for winter
Well, it has happened – granted, a few weeks ago – but we have bees. Continue reading We Have Bees!
Tomorrow night (Tuesday 18th August 2009), Alison and I are off out to a secret location near where we live to colect our very first honey bee swarm. Our Mentor, Peter, has been looking after then for us while we were on holiday, and tomorrow we get to take them home. Continue reading The Bees Are Coming!
Way back in the mists of time, Alison and I spent a wee while in South Africa Continue reading Elephant safari
Alison and I went to Harrogate on Saturday and spent the day Continue reading A different way to spend a Saturday …
As mentioned previously on this blog, we have had a large number of breeding frogs in our pond. Continue reading I hate those damned koi carp!