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Where are all the swarms this year?

The bees in this area have been acting very unusually this season: firstly high mortality at the end of winter, and now far fewer swarms than usual. We’ve been discussing this amongst ourselves and here are some preliminary conclusions. Advertisements

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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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Pollen query

Having collected my swarm in late May, I have not yet fully inspected them, wanting to leave them to get on with creating a good cluster. I have been feeding them with syrup, which they are taking, and they have … Continue reading

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