Give Bees A Chance

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

Fulbrook swarm

Fulbrook swarm

On Wednesday 5th June, 2013, Melvin, Harry and Greg were called to a swarm near to the church in Fulbrook.  We assessed the situation, and the swarm had settled in 3 locations, very near to each other.  The… Continue reading

First swarm

First swarm

On Sunday, 19th, May, Harry’s daughter, Carla noticed a lot of bees coming and going from a large bush near to the apiary.  Harry hot-footed it down to see that there was a large swarm of bees present… Continue reading

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