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Growing my bees

Not bigger bees, but more colonies! I have doubled the amount of hives I have – not too difficult when you only have one to start with. I’ve purchased a colony (the one on the right in the photo above) … Continue reading

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How I came to have bees again

This weekend I was still beeless, as there has been an outbreak of American Foul Brood (AFB) in my supplier’s area and movement of bees and hives has been suspended. “Let me know if any swarms come your way”, I … Continue reading

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An apiary visit, bait hive set up, garden developments and bee rescuing adventures

Sunday was an absolutely glorious summer’s day in Cornwall, one of the first we’ve had this year. What do you do when it’s beautiful out and you’re a short distance from some of the finest beaches in the country? It’s … Continue reading

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Rotten: Lawyers, Guns and Honey

I was alerted to this new documentary on Netflix all the way back in January by Ron Miksha, who writes the fantastic Bad Beekeeping Blog, here’s his post on it – Rotten: Lawyers, Guns  & Honey. Well, I finally got … Continue reading

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Growing wildflowers – notes from a talk by Elly Phillips, MeadowSweet Consultancy

A couple of weeks ago I had a rare mid-week evening trip out. Colours Cafe, a local Truro cafe which holds regular events inspired by nature, wellbeing and good food, was hosting a talk on growing wildflower meadows by a … Continue reading

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Get ready to find Asian hornets in your apiary – notes from a talk by Martyn Hocking

This weekend I went to the Cornwall Beekeepers Association (CBKA)’s AGM. There were some probing questions asked… but luckily there was also plentiful tea and cake to sweeten the proceedings. The CBKA’s setup is more fragmented than Ealing as it … Continue reading

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Black bees in the mizzle at Godolphin

The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) organised a big conference on at the Eden Project in Cornwall last weekend – Sustainable Beekeeping: A future without imports. It was all about the benefits of keeping our native/near native honey … Continue reading

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