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Splitting a topbar hive....

Wow, what a day for us in the apiary.

To say our hive is full would be a gross understatement – our hive is so jammed that when we tried to do the hive inspection last week, the bees were about 3 deep on the combs and trying desperately to build more comb despite the lousy spring weather so far.   976 more words

Beekeeping

New hives for Hesketh Apiary....

We were very successful in building a couple of new hives without spending any money on timber. The hives cost us the grand total of £4 each for the glass viewing panes – a great result. 804 more words

Beekeeping

Bees Again

During the month of April I added 6 new hives installed from the six – 3 pound packages I picked up in Navasota. They are doing very, very well. 138 more words

Gardening

A Hive of Activity ~ Beesy, Beesy

We were little worried last week about our busy clumping bees. It wasn’t the usual buzzing around when some housekeeping, or should I say hivekeeping, is in operation. 259 more words

Beekeeping

Tob bar frame insert part II

I really liked the frame insert that I originally built. The only problem was that it took a very long time making all of those angle cuts with a back saw. 175 more words

Beekeeping

Honey Caramels Recipe

I have an insatiable sweet tooth. It is no wonder that that one of my Rugby buddies refers to me, affectionately, as “Fatboy”! Thanks Steve! For a number of years another Rugby buddy, Vince P and I catered large BBQ’s and fundraising events – we were also affectionately known as the “Fatboys”. 907 more words

Gardening

beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup. This year managed 10 quarts. Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids. 323 more words

Self-reliance