Hey bees, you have a traitor in your midst, someone is trying to upset the social order. We checked on Colony 4 at the weekend – this is an offshoot of Colony 1 that I’ve been patiently waiting to reunite with its source for a few weeks now. There’s plenty of eggs and plenty of … Continue reading The Bees are Revolting
I’ve done many things in my life but there’s one boundary I never thought I would cross. I can almost hear them at the BBKA whispering across the back row about me. “I hear he’s an indoor bee keeper” It all started a couple of weeks ago with a knock at the door that wasn’t … Continue reading Altercations and alterations
I’m sat here on the train and my pocket is buzzing quite loudly, it soundslike I’ve been for an early bird special at Ann Summers but I’ve actually got a pocket full of bees. Bees have an odd sense of mathematics, for bees to multiply they have to divide – which is why where I … Continue reading To Catch the Queen
It’s been quite a weekend. My plans were simple, lay flooring like a good husband then locate and probably kill one queen ( i did try to find her a home first ) enabling me to merge two colonies and reverse this creeping hive syndrome. The flooring was going well, stylish black slate stuff … Continue reading A Game of Queens – or – They’re Not Our Bees!