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ONBG meeting, 1st April 2017 – an emergency cut-out

Ten of us gathered at Rachel’s home to rescue an endangered feral nest from the wall of a building about to be demolished, relocating it to her Warré hive. The bees had been living in a cavity behind a bricked-up … Continue reading

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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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ONBG visit to Hampshire Natural Bees group

On 3rd May, six of us from ONBG (Ann, Paul, Peter, Linda, Mandy, and Sarah) visited the Hampshire Natural Bees group at the kind invitation of John Haverson, to forge relationships and cross-pollinate ideas. The venue was Sturts Farm, a … Continue reading

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ONBG meeting, 22nd March 2014

Eight of us met at the pavilion of an eco park within walking distance of the centre of Oxford where Ann is involved in the beekeeping group. This comprises several acres of low lying land which acts as a soakaway … Continue reading

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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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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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