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Busy Bee and the Endangered Meadow – Book Review

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A new book on bees, available for children has recently been published on Amazon. It is about a bee that dons a disguise in order to try and save a meadow from being built over with housing. It is a story with some educational and environmental aspects within the text. It is available from Amazon for the Kindle and devices that …

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Safe to say – our bees are nice ones!

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Perry arrived at the training apiary this week to inspect and collect some nucleus’ of bees. We were a little surprised therefore when he turned up in shorts and short-sleeved open shirt, bare legs and arms. He announced that he hadn’t brought with him a bee suit/jacket or gloves, and that normally he doesn’t even wear a veil! In the …

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New Handcrafted Money Boxes

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The new handcrafted money boxes are now available to teach children about bees and saving at the same time!

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The Class of 2018

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The years seems to go faster and faster! Already nearly at the end of the Newbie Theory Beekeeping Course, with 42 new beekeepers this year, joining in the fun. Heres the class of 2018 learning through demonstration 2 artificial swarm control methods: Pagden and Snelgrove. Let’s hope they don’t have to put it into practice until their 2nd year.

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Out in the field with 3 yr old grandson

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Starting him early, grandson, aged 3 out checking the bees…..already understands bees pollinate 1/3 of our food.

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Saturday 8th July

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Surrey Bees Training at the Pyrford & Mayford Flower Show – come and meet the bees, taste various honey, buy scented candles, furniture polish, lip balms all made from our bees wax. Coldharbour Road, Pyrford, Woking from 12:30

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Tips for finding your queen.

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Tips for finding your queen. There are times when seeing eggs to know your colony is queen right is just not enough and you may need to find your queen to perhaps make a split or carry out a manipulation or just to mark a new queen (only mark a new queen when she is definitely in lay and you …

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Introducing a new queen to a queenless colony.

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So you have determined that your colony is queenless and you’ve purchased a new queen from a reputable beekeeper. The queen normally arrives in a cage with a few attendants and plastic closed end which can be opened and replaced with fondant, if they have already eaten the fondant which they have travelled with. The first thing to do is …

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Is your hive queenless?

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If you’ve gone through your colony and can’t find eggs or the queen how do you check its queenless before purchasing a new queen (from a reputable beekeeper)? This is where having a second hive comes in handy…….. Take a frame of eggs from another disease free hive – shake off the bees into the colony they have come from …

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RHS Wisley Family Gardening Show

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At the Family Gardening show today until Sunday-wonderful weather, great audience, very busy! Do come along….don’t miss this great event.  

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