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Beekeeper’s Notes: Bargain Hunt

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon I spent a couple of hours today (December 29) online at the sales of a long established beekeeping equipment company, Thornes. Some of the…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Link Between The Wonder Of Plastics And Guildford Association’s Chairman

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon A tenuous link coming up, with a couple of things from last week. I was looking at a plastic spout that had come adrift…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Is Too Much Urban Beekeeping a Bad Thing?

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon It’s a very quiet time of the beekeeping year. Time for a bit of reading and a report from the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Honey Better Than Antibiotics And David Beckham Takes Up Beekeeping

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon I still find it a wonder to see the golden liquid coursing from the extractor when we harvest the honey from our hives. The…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Wasps On The Rampage Again

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon The wasps are at it again. Desperate for food in the last knockings of their short existence, they are investigating anything sweet and sticky…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Honey Down From Last Year

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon It isn’t the reason why most people keep bees but having the honey at the end of the season does help. And the amount…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Bees Hit The Headlines With Singing Queens

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon Bees were hitting the headlines in the past month with news that emerging queens were tooting and quacking to communicate with the worker bees.…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Perfection Of The Comb

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon It’s been a funny year so far. Sunshine well above average with April in the running for the sunniest since Met Office records began…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Shock At Colony Losses

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon Beekeepers in Surrey have been reporting 30%, and higher, losses of honey bee colonies and they are shocked and confounded as to why it…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Bees And Coronavirus

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon The beekeeping season has started again with a tentative look inside hives to check that all is ok. Some of the weaker colonies are…