Topic: My bees

Bee abundance 2015

Caravan bees

It began on a sad note with my four year old bees fading away in early spring. I bought this and another colony from a retiring commercial beekeeper for £180 each. One went to the garden at work then died in the second year when the field next door grew rape. Coincidence? The other lasted… Read more »

Experience of bee hive attacked by wasps

Bee hives attacked by wasps Beekeeping is bringing to the fore a character trait I’m not proud of, procrastination. Following natural beekeeping principles leads to inaction rather than action on the whole but sometimes, for example when the hives are being attacked by wasps, action is necessary. Or is it? Wasps I sauntered up the… Read more »