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ONBG meeting & apiary visit, 30th July 2016

On a lovely calm day at the end of July, 20 of us gathered at Gareth’s place in West Oxfordshire to share a meal and see a large happy apiary. Gareth has not treated his hives for ~5+ years now … Continue reading

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ONBG meeting & apiary visit, 15th May 2016

14 of us met on a lovely late spring day at Carolyn’s home apiary in Fringford. We started as usual by sitting in a ring and introducing ourselves, our experience and where we live – this latter helps people link … Continue reading

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Oxford Bee Fest & Summit May 2016 – register now

Held by the Oxford Friends of the Earth, registration is open and free for the 2nd Oxford Bee Fest & Summit 2016 . ONBG will be in attendance, as we were for the first meeting in 2014

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ONBG meeting, 27th June 2015

Ten beekeepers from across four counties gathered at Chris Parks’ unique apiary at his home, the beautiful and peaceful Acorn Education grove near Swindon, to view his skeps and log hives, and discuss ancient and modern styles of beekeeping.

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Meeting 19th May

The chilly easterly subsided and hives were opened! Having prepared both icing sugar and smoker it was wonderful to find that the bees were well tempered and all that was needed was gentle handling.  I moved a colony from a … Continue reading

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OBKA visit to Top Bar apiary

I mentioned in a previous post that our local branch of the BBKA, the Oxfordshire Bee Keeping Association, were planning to visit our apiary (that’s two hives in a modest garden). Lo, it has come to pass, and here is … Continue reading

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First meeting of ONBG

Nine of us were able to get together in Steeple Aston on 7th April for a lively kickoff meeting. Key points arising included:  Demonstrations: We’d hoped to do an inspection, but it was too cold and damp to open our … Continue reading

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