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6th to 11th July
Yes I will be at this prestige of prestige's shows as well, Well festival
SHOWS AND TRAINING. Yes I will be doing some out door shows this year , the first being Artisan Collective Fair at Wimpole Estate (2nd – 4th July 2021)
Check out this great video by Maggie who is a fantastic vidographer !!
Note on the wasps. the entrance hols on the Gardeners Beehive are a specific size and length. I noticed that bees and wasps cannot fight head on , from looking at and in a wild hive, so I incorporated this in a hive, tested it and it works so now I incorporate it in all my hives.
I thought you'd be pleased to hear that I now have bees in the hive I bought from you last Autumn. Just by chance I happened to be in my orchard digging ragwort and thistles out and noticed a swarm in one of my trees, what a beautiful site.
I'm assuming that they have swarmed from my original colony in 'The Bee Shed'. So not wanting to leave it to fate and hope they'd find the hive I called a friend in and she scooped them all up and transferred them to the hive.
Such a fascinating thing to watch as they stragglers walked up the ramp into the hive. They have settled in nicely and there is a lot of activity around the hive now 2 days later.
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Meet my bees is on hold until further notice
If you would like to see MY HIVES IN ACTION I do a MEET MY BEES MORNING on the first Saturday of each month from March until November.
This covers an over view of HONEY BEES , beekeeping and bee hosting. (Stansted in Essex)
If you have any question about where I'll be or what Ill be talking about please feel free to just phone me on: 0127 9814 301
This is free to attend but booking is essential.
Honey bees have a number of quirks.
Beekeeping takes advantage of bees innate survival urge to have to fill the nest box. Beekeepers add more and more space to the hive over summer stressing the bees and forcing them though their own survival instinct to fill this space taking advantage of this urge. Then before winter they take this honey.
My system takes advantage of another quirk.
Bees though summer will squirrel way honey in all the side nooks and crannies.
This is not the quirk I take advantage of.
The quirk is this. In winter they will not retrieve this honey no matter how desperate they may become, and because of this and the fact that removing this honey has absolutely not impact on their ability to over winter. This is the only reason I advocate my completely unique honey harvesting system.
Yes it is unreliable, but that is not the point, it’s just a cool funky thing to do that has little to no impact on the bees.