Tag Archives: TBH

The Sounds of the Bees (putting a microphone inside the hive)

Once the swarms had begun to establish themselves, I became increasingly curious about the hidden world inside the beehive. I knew it was not sensible to disturb the colony without good reason, so resisted the urge to open-up and prod-about. Instead, … Continue reading

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My first fortnight of beekeeping (and the two-swarm, one-hive mystery)

I had only half-believed that it was possible to attract a swarm. I knew about it in theory, but it just seemed so unlikely that a swarm of bees, with a whole world of hollow-trees and unsealed roof-spaces to call … Continue reading

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ONBG meeting, 26th May 2015

A dozen folk gathered after work at Helen J’s to inspect her TBH, discuss swarms and meet other natural beekeepers. The meeting kicked off with a demonstration of how to get a loose swarm into a box for hiving, then … 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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Bees and Biosecurity: Simple measures to control infections and keeping the bees happy.

Trees and Bees, the obvious top bar link. I have been promising to write something up for the blog for a few weeks now. What with the recent furore over Ash Die Back and other tree diseases its been one … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news, robber screens and bee stings

Hello All, Well its been an interesting time indeed. First of all my hive was robbed of honey in less than two days by bees from a group of 5 hives placed on the farm near me. I am told … 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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