Bee Colony

Bees are social insects, which means that they live together in large, well-organised family groups called a colony.

The following article has been reproduced from The Permaculture Research Institute website.

http://permaculturenews.org/2014/03/12/top-bar-beekeeping/

With thanks to The Permaculture Research Institute

Martin O’Callaghan has been keeping bees for nearly 20 years and was up for sharing his experience with us on… Continue reading

Adding living areas

Adding living areas

Last week Harry used his ‘o’ level woodwork skills to prepare further living accommodation for the colonies in the langstroth hives.  Harry had ordered and received 3 basic langstroth kits and we perused how the parts could… Continue reading

Six colonies

Six colonies

Last week has been a very busy one for our bees.  On Tuesday, Ducklington colony and Kingham, both cast off and swarmed into a bush very close to the apiary.  Melvin was really pleased to observe this wonderful… Continue reading

Spring is here

Spring is here

A month late, but, finally, spring is here. Harry and Melvin are pleased to report that all three colonies have made it through their first winter. They have been out foraging and we are so pleased to… Continue reading

November update

November update

Hello all,

Harry and Melvin had a call regarding what we were told were two ‘swarms’ last week.  When we arrived at the site of the bees in Kidlington, all was revealed.  A very small colony had set up… Continue reading

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