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Extracting the first honey of 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Finished with the swarming for the moment, and now onto extracting the first of the honey crop for this year 2014.

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Pure Gold - All jarred up!

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Honey is now all jarred up into 12oz hexagonal jars, waiting for the labels to be printed, and then ready for sale!


So if you want to purchase any rural rustic cottage wild flower honey from the Yorkshire Wolds, let me know…

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Pure Gold

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Pure Gold - and I’m not referring to the song Gold by Spandau Ballet. I’m referring to my honey.



from a swarm of bees which arrived in June, into one of my hives, I’ve successfully taken off 15kg of honey, which is now filtered, waiting for jarring and labeling.

Here is a quick video of the extracted honey leaving the extractor and being filtered, via coarse and fine mesh filters.

Just some thanks, to Vickie and Andrew (or Andrew and Vickie) for the loan of the extractor, and advice!

Why not visit Vickie’s Website - Wordweaver Stories, and not forgetting Paul @ JLB Electronics.

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What’s killing our bees?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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Too Hot for My Bee Suit!

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

by joe, it’s hot today, I’m now hiding from the sun today, yesterday, I weeded the allotment for a few hours in the midday sun, and got sunburnt arms!

and today, at 1pm was in a full bee suit, inspecting the bees…must have sunstroke! I ate some honey comb straight out of the hive the other day, it was delicious!


not sure but these could be - Supersedure cells?


Supersedure cells - bees have decided to make themselves a new queen, either the queen is damaged, not laying, disappeared, or old.

Update - these could be drone cells, and not Supersedure cells because they are too small and not vertical.

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Honey Bees - Day 22 - After swarm arrived in my beehive

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Honey Bees coming and going from beehive - day 22 after the swarm arrived at this hive. Weather today was warm and overcast, at least 20 degrees C, and humid.

Honey Bees - Day 22 - After sawrm arrived in my beehive

Honey Bees - Day 22 - After swarm arrived in my beehive

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