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  1. Trog's Blog 5 - Sitting on my Hands

    Yesterday was a lovely day. The sun was shining, there was little wind and the bees were all over the willow flowers. Gorse was in flower nearby and many of them would certainly have been there, too. All four colonies were flying well.

    So, why did I not dive in straight away for the first spring inspection? Answer: because I didn't need to! The weather's been pretty poor so far this spring and is due to be dreadful for the next few days. Why demoralise the bees on the first ...
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  2. Tales from the Hive ... continued

    Mitzzi stretched her legs one by one and extricated herself from the overnight cluster. Grabbing a quick snack on the way, she headed for the entrance. According to the rota she was on guard duty this morning and, truth to tell, she wasn't really looking forward to it. She could feel the freezing outside air even before she reached the outer frames.

    Arriving at the entrance she found a small group of bees her fellow-guards huddled a few inches from the landing board. They ...
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  3. Petroleum Jelly for Varora Floors

    The Poundland Shop sells a 425G of Petroleum Jelly for wait for it-----1 can anyone beat this.
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  4. granulated sugar price

    The poundland shop sells a 1.5 kg bag of sugar for you know what a 1 is this a good price.
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  5. Open Sesame!

    A busy weekend all round. On Saturday I took a trip to what I hope is going to be my new apiary on a nature reserve. As they're holding regular work days at the moment to keep things under control I've been lending a hand too and one of the tasks this time around was to clear an area behind some brambles off the main path to make room for some beehives so it seemed rude to leave something being done for my benefit for everyone else to sort out.

    We cleared an area that is far bigger ...
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