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Beowulf. My mentor and friend – part 3

The bees eventually came home as I left school. I did not know what to do after school so enjoyed a gap year, pre university, working at The Ministry of
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Beowulf. My mentor – part 2

by David Buckley Now I had bees of my own and each day during the summer I went to watch what was happening at the hive entrance. Waiting, for lunch
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Beowulf. My mentor and friend – part 1

By David Buckley My beekeeping story began many years ago in 1965. I was a student at a boarding school near Nottingham. The school was in beautiful grounds set amongst
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Bumblebees and Honeybees

Springtime this year has been very difficult for the bees. The dramatic changes in temperature and rainfall during April and May have delayed the honeybee colonies’ development. At one stage,
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Spring Caution and buying nucs!

Spring Caution and buying nucs! Beekeepers are generally positive and optimistic and with the lengthening of the days the enthusiasm to look, into the hive is tangible. However, caution is
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2021 At the Hive Entrance

Written by David Buckley – 54 years of beekeeping Whenever I go to an apiary my first focus is to watch the hive entrance.  This applies whatever the season or
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