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Like most UK beekeepers (there’s about 44,000 of us) I keep Honey Bees

3 weeks ago

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The honey bee colonies are clustering to keep themselves and any brood warm. Here’s some of my hives at night as seen with a thermal camera. You can clearly see where the cluster is in the brood box, from the relative heat leaking through the woodwork. See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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It might be winter, but the beekeeping continues, albeit at a slower pace. Equipment not in use over winter needs cleaning in preparation for next year, like this Queen excluder that was full of brace comb cleaned up this evening. And a lot of wax debris from the hives that needs cleaning : melting down into blocks to either recycle or sell. See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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After many years, I finally got around to making a honey warming cabinet, needed as part of the carefully temperature controlled process to turn runny honey into soft set honey. Which means, we now also have soft set honey for sale! See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Come and buy from GU526JN Church Crookham See MoreSee Less
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