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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

The old and the new

The old and the new

We are sad to report that our Queen-less colony did not make it, despite the help given by Gareth and the love and care, and feed, given by Harry and Melvin.  On a much brighter… Continue reading

Weather update

Weather update!

The terrible weather has made life even more difficult for honey bees up and down the country.  We had a meeting of the Oxford natural beekeepers association last week at our good friend Hayley’s  place in Westwell.  Sadly,… Continue reading

Uplifting afternoon

Uplifting afternoon

Harry and Melvin would like to thank Gareth John for his expertise, time, and patience when he came around to see us today.  He has helped us to see where we are with our bees and has shown… Continue reading

Teamwork

Teamwork!

Harry had a call the other day alerting him to a swarm in Bampton.  Mindful of the frustrations that the Bampton based Oxfordshire Naturalbeekeeper, Sue Helm had been having with her swarming and splitting bees, Harry passed the information on… Continue reading

New bees from Kingham

New bees from Kingham

New bees from KinghamHarry and Melvin were alerted to what appeared to be a breakaway split of bees from an existing colony in Kingham.  The bees were reasonably accessible in a small bush, although there was plenty of pruning… Continue reading

Feeding our bees

Feeding our bees

Having taken much appreciated advice and knowledge from Gareth, Harry and Melvin decided to feed our bees today.  The awful weather has meant that their forage has been severely disrupted and we want to help them avoid starvation. 

We… Continue reading

Colonies update

Colonies update

Ducklington swarm arrive at the apiaryWe are sad to have to report that the first swarm that we had been brought didn’t make it.  As we posted , it had been transported a fair distance,  in a closed plastic bag by a pestaker,… Continue reading

Our third colony

Our third colony

Harry and Melvin were called back to Witney today, as the swarm that they were called out to yesterday had returned. 

It was to be the first swarm that Harry and Melvin had collected unassisted and so… Continue reading

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