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One more swarm

I can stagger about a bit now the antibiotics are having an effect, so this afternoon I was doing odd jobs in the garden to stave off the boredom and when I was taking my shoes off to come in … Continue reading

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And another!

I’m wondering if there’s a wild colony somewhere around here, as this group had settled well away from my own hives. Unfortunately it was also about ten metres up in a sycamore tree so there was no way I could … Continue reading

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A second swarm

My daughter woke me this morning to tell me that another swarm had arrived. I’ve no idea where it came from, but the bees were still in the air when I got to a window and were clearly starting to … Continue reading

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First swarm of the season

On the first warm, dry day for weeks, I had noticed a higher level of activity than normal around the entrance to one of my hives, but I’ve not been opening the hives up when it’s been so cold and … Continue reading

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One of the more unusual bee swarms I have collected

I received a phone call from a local chap who said he had a swam of bees that had just settled in a rusty 45 gallon drum in his yard and could I take them away because they were actually … Continue reading

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Two swarms for the price of one

This evening I somewhat unexpectedly picked up two swarms of bees. The first was the prime swarm I think, hanging about in the top of an elder tree and not amused with me when I knocked them out of it. … Continue reading

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Strange year for swarms

This year I had my first call about a swarm in mid-April, probably a month before I usually start to get any.  It’s very much prompted me to wonder what’s going on with the bees.  I think those in towns … Continue reading

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Just Give Me a Buzz

I received a phone call from BT last week. “Oh dear, what have they broken now” I thought. But no, it transpired that an engineer had been out to visit a “green cabinet” in a local hamlet and had to … Continue reading

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A Very Late Swarm

Yesterday (22nd July) morning I received a phone call about a bee swarm in a local garden. The swarm was in a holly bush right next to the path to the front door of the house and the owners have … Continue reading

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