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Bee Keeping

My 1st Swarm

I have now only had my Bee’s for one week and I have already been asked to collect a swarm. The swarm had made its home inside a bird box that was outside, next to the kitchen window of a friend of mines parents. I waited until early evening before going to remove the bird box with […]

I’ve been stung

Today I got my 1st Bee sting, thankfully it did not hurt that much! In the photo below, you can see the little balls of pollen on the bee’s legs. Below again is Olivia ready to take a look at the Bee’s with me

The Bee’s Day 2

I have now transferred the Bee’s out of their traveling box and they are now in their own hive. The photos below were taken during the transfer process.        

Day 1 with the Bee’s

I got the Bee’s last night and transported them back to my house. The photo below shows the roof and stand from my hive. The grey box is a brood chamber that was used to transport the Bee’s in. This contains 7 brood frames, I may this evening transfer the Bee’s on the frames into my hive […]

The start of a journey

I have always been interested in keeping bee’s more specifically the honey bee. After keeping chickens succsessfully over the last three years, I decided that i was at the right place in my life to start learning the art of bee keeping. In the Autum of 2011, I took part in a day course, kind […]