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Hive Update

The weather this week has been fairly changeable. Within the same day we see cycling of bright sunshine and torrential downpours. This in itself isn’t too unusual and should you be particularily averse to wet weather may I suggest that Yorkshire is not an ideal holiday destination for you. 1,202 more words


Second swarm

I am finally getting around to posting these photos…first posted them on Facebook.

Recall a previous post on 6/29? Well, my top bar hive swarmed again. 345 more words


Something New in the Garden

This find was unexpected up to a point. In the spring of 2014 I planted two varieties of banana tree in my garden. I was at the point of digging them out this year if they did not produce. 171 more words


All coming together!

Good morning people, things have been happening with wild abandon in the last few weeks.  Firstly there has been action on the bee-keeping front, the summer season has been building momentum; keeping us all very busy and I’ve been taking a great deal of pleasure in sword fighting; including taking part in my first tournament this weekend. 1,486 more words


The Swarm

As mentioned in an earlier post, this year marks my third try at keeping bees in our top bar hive…and I am pretty terrible at it. 529 more words


One More Swarm

Got a call from a mate of mine to say his bees had swarmed at his allotment. It was a big clump sat on a wire fence. 34 more words


Top Bar Hive Update

Had a quick look in the Top Bar hive and there’s comb on 7 bars. I also found sealed brood and larvae.