Tag Archives: Warré

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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Hive building workshop

On 23rd April 2016 this group ran its first meeting where people built hives. 20 people constructed 14 Warré hives from pre-cut parts supplied by well-known Warré hive maker Matthew Mercy, at a workshop facility run by the Sylva Foundation … Continue reading

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Springtime inspection – a few questions

Well – at last my bees seem busy and active having survived the miserable wet winter. I have a couple of beginners questions  Should I remove the mouse guard now – will it inhibit swarming for example ? the bees … Continue reading

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Warré Box 3

Well – it’s certainly an active colony I had 2 boxes on my Warre hive.  The bees seemed happy enough in the top box – until last weekend.  Now an explosion of bees and the bottom box is full ! … Continue reading

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Bees adapting to spaces

Problem – our new swarm had lost its queen Solution – Peter  gave us a thriving swarm of his Botley bees Problem – they came in a single box approximately Warré width and length but 250 mm deep. My boxes are … Continue reading

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To smoke or not to smoke !

I opened up my hive for just the second time this morning. I had my first swam – a cast – around 6 weeks ago. All looked fine through the windows – lots of comb being built & no slowdown … Continue reading

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