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Beekeeper’s Notes: Bees Are Bringing In Nectar By The Box Load

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon The summer flow is on now and the bees are bringing in nectar by the box load. Two of our strong hives have foraged…

Beekeeper’s Notes: It Isn’t Too Late To Avoid ‘Insectageddon’

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon Our bees are looking good. The spring nectar flow has finished now. We hope to extract honey soon and we are expecting a good…

Notice: Come See The Bees At Guildford Beekeepers Open Day At Birtley House, Sunday, May 29, 2pm – 4:30pm

Guildford Beekeepers Association are holding an Open Day at Birtley House, Bramley GU5 0LB on Sunday, May 29 from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. Free entry. There will be cream teas, honey…

Beekeeper’s Notes: New Broom Sweeping Clean In The Apairy

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon There is a change in our household. My (very definitely) better half is getting more involved in the Coakley bees and the new broom…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Bees Must Adjust To The Early Seasons

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon Isn’t the weather lovely! Cold at night but dry and sunny during the day. The bees are enjoying it as well, flying whenever they…

Beekeeper’s Notes: I’ve Joined The Ranks Of The Umarell Looking Down Holes In The Road

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon It is still quiet on the beekeeping front. There was some excitement when the roof was blown off a hive in the garden. The…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Size Doesn’t Matter (Says Study Into Gardens)

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon January is another quiet month for beekeepers. The bees are all hunkered down with the cold weather. And, just as they have been doing…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Thoughts On Varroa Treatment And Of An Extraordinary Man

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon It is the time of year for varroa treatment again. Varroa, a tiny mite which lives off honeybee adults and larvae, arrived in the…

Beekeeper’s Notes: The Bees Are Keeping Each Other Warm

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon All very quiet on the bee front at this time of year. It’s too cold for them to fly so we don’t see them…

Beekeeper’s Notes: It’s Been A funny Old Year

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon Every year around this time I find myself reflecting on the beekeeping year that’s gone. There isn’t much to do as the bees are…

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