We had our first visit to the local beekeeping association’s apiary this weekend – an opportunity to see other people handling bees and realise I’m not quite the clumsy oaf I thought I was. I’ve also passed a landmark – On Saturday morning my sting count was a lowly One, it’s now into double figures. … Continue reading On being stung
This weekend I celebrated my first week as a beekeeper, and made another cockup. I’m sorry bees! I made the first mistake when I first put the bees in their hive but since I left them undisturbed all week I’ve only just found out. I left a dummy frame out. On the face of it … Continue reading Sorry bees! A lesson in bee space
I’ve been thinking about keeping bees for years but dismissed it as fantasy as it was complicated, my garden was too small and in the middle of a city and I just didn’t have the time to learn. Back in August last year I actually did something about it and went on a beekeeping introduction day. … Continue reading Beekeeping, here we go!