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A bad day’s beekeeping

Feeling quite demoralised after yesterday’s beekeeping session. Things started off well. I spotted one of our new queens, Emma pinned her down in a queen cage and marked her perfectly with a neat blob on her thorax. Yellow as we … Continue reading

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A week after shook-swarming

Had a quick peek in the hive today, a week after shook-swarming them. I had been a bit worried before I lifted the crown board up because lots of them had managed to drown themselves in the sugar syrup yet … Continue reading

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26th June 2010

Yesterday I combined our two hives back into one. For this trick, I used some special equipment: two sheets of newspaper. The two hives had previously been one before back in May, but were split because queen cells were found. … Continue reading

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