Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 14

Autumn is here

Lis and I went to the regular meeting of the Swansea & District Beekeeping Society last night at the Con Club, Gowerton. Satnav was useless. Usual suspects there and was able to get some good advice on what we need to do before closing down the hives for winter. This morning Stef and I togged …

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Sep 12

What the eck?

Spent Sunday morning in the comfort of the garage making Ekes. These are the square frames of wood to create some extra space above super frames to insert the varroa treatment. Three made before I ran out of wood. Bees don’t seem too badly affected by the high winds. Will have to inspect when we …

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Sep 02

Pontaddulais show

Lis and I had a great time at the Pontaddulais show last Saturday. We took part in the Swansea & District Beekeeping Society’s stand and did five sessions in the bee tent where the public dress up in beekeeper suits and get to see a hive being opened up at close quarters. There seems to …

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