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ONBG meeting, June 2022 – Unlearning beekeeping

25 folk gathered at Gareth’s rural apiary to listen and learn from his 50 years’ experience and experimentation. We were honoured to be joined by Filipe Salbany (of Blenheim Woods fame) with a different set of 50 years’ experience, and … Continue reading

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ONBG meeting, May 2022 – A Swarmy Bee Tea at Dee

Jane’s fabulous apiary at Dee Cottage isn’t just the prettiest cottage garden in Oxford, it also features several really unusual hives: an alveary, cathedral hive, freedom hive and also a couple of more standard TBHs. The agenda was to inspect … Continue reading

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My hive inspection following swarms

Thought people might be interested in my inspection of my two hives this afternoon. The aim was to find out what was happening as both hives have swarmed recently. I had not inspected inside the hives since 20 March.

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A queen cell discovered

Yesterday Paul came and helped me inspect my hive, as I hadn’t had a look since August 18th and was nervous of the cross-combing problem! We found various things of interest. I have described before how the bees are building … Continue reading

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