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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Bad forecast for next week

    The weathermen are claiming that the sky is going to fall in on us towards the middle of next week so I did a quick check on stores. There is a good chance that bees won't have much foraging time for a week or so.
    I was hoping it might have been a bit warmer today and although bees were flying, it was a bit nippy for inspections.
    The bees were working hard bringing in yellow pollen, probably from willow. There were also a lot collecting water from various sources which probably means ...
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