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Post by Ploshkin on 22nd June 2015, 1:04 pm

It's a weird year for the bees. I've decided to have a bonfire and burn all my bee books because the bees are definitely not behaving according to the rules. I thought you might like to see a picture of what greeted me in passing yesterday.

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Post by Chilli-head on 22nd June 2015, 1:53 pm

What are they up to ?

My FIL has got a new lot of bees, which he keeps telling us are bad tempered. Previously he'd decided not get more, but a swarm is just too hard to refuse.

My forester friend Simon over at Wimpole has done well too - scroll down here a bit for more details:

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Post by Ploshkin on 22nd June 2015, 3:36 pm

Wow, that is some swarm and an interesting article altogether. I wish mine would hang down conveniently like that. More often than not they are wrapped round barbed wire ore like this:



That is me on one end of the pole with my trusty pound shop wastepaper basket tied on the top. I have been trying to find someone to do a skep making workshop for our Association but have drawn a blank so far. I would love to have a go. If I could find a source of long wheat or oats or spelt or something I would give it a try anyway. There are a lot of good instructions online.
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