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Four legged beekeeper

As a further note on biosecurity I came across this article about a bee keeper in Brazil. He has a friend who helps him collect the honey. A donkey. Complete with a bee keeping suit. http://www.treehugger.com/culture/honey-farmer-creates-beekeeping-suit-his-donkey.html Now that is one … Continue reading

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Transfer of Black Bees to TBH. The good news and the bad!

Hello All, I managed to do the transfer of the standard frames to the top bar hive on Sunday afternoon. There were a couple of things that I could have done better but that is always the way. However the … Continue reading

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Lost virginity!

I had a call from Harry five minutes ago. He had taken a friend of his to see the apiary. Harry was seemingly explaining to his friend that he should be calm and not make any jerky movements. One of … Continue reading

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Stings – variations in reactions

This thread is intended to gather reports about occasions when stings hurt and don’t hurt. Maybe we will see a pattern emerge if we pool our experiences. A couple of weeks ago I had a couple of stings in my … Continue reading

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Bumble bee sting

Yesterday I was asked to look at a bees nest in someone’s compost heap on our allotments. I happily had a look and established that it was a bumblebee nest (smallish, furry with white bottoms). The owner of the heap … Continue reading

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