Articles

Starting Beekeeping

It’s a very good idea to join an association before you get started with your own hives. You will get good advice and some practical experience in addition to picking up tips from more...

The Beekeepers Calendar

Beekeeping is seasonal so the time needed and activities required vary over the year. The busiest time is the early summer when each hive should be checked weekly to control swarming and ensure bees...

Thoughts on Swarming

Beekeeping is a very skilful art and has to be learnt by experience. I am not going to try and tell anyone what to do but hope that the following will help. I make...

From Little Acorns

It all started at the 2004 Dean Forest AGM. Two thirds of the committee, the secretary, and the chairman, resigned at the meeting leaving only the treasurer who was Jim Vivian-Griffiths. Now who was...

The Chronicles of Bee’d the Obscure V

The Diary of a Novice Beekeeper. Having successfully achieved my goal of harvesting honey I now had to work out what to do to help my bees survive the winter. Trying to think ahead...

The Chronicles of Bee’d the Obscure II

The Diary of a Novice Beekeeper. “Blimey, Steve what happened to you?” I asked. “Got stung on the eyebrow by my bees”. His eyebrow and upper cheek looked like someone had pumped it full...

The Chronicles of B’eed the Obscure

The Diary of a Novice Beekeeper. Read this riveting account of one man’s struggles against the vagaries of Nature, the Weather and the sheer cussedness of objects both animate and inanimate. Marvel at his...