Map of hive locations

You want to keep bees and would like to know if there is someone in your area who wants to buddy up or you want to find someone who is experienced.
Using our new map you could insert your own location onto the map and let others know if you have a colony or if you are looking to start.

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Queen’s Park Bees

The 21st March was one of those sunny, warm days that we had in the middle of all that wet and cold weather so I took the opportunity and had a peek into the Queen’s Park hive. nike mercurial vapor I was very disappointed to see that I had a weak colony. air max soldes pas cher Not terminal but very weak. nike air max 90 femme 2017 Only one and a bit frames of bees. Kanken Kids UK I could see a few eggs so I knew the queen was laying. nike air max thea I left them with a feed.

Had a look yesterday (25th April) and I am pleased to report that there are now five full frames of bees. nike air presto pas cher This is good news.

War Time sugar

Here’s a question that maybe someone could answer.

We were asked about the type of sugar war time beekeepers gave their bees – was it cane or beet sugar?

Did the UK still have imports of cane sugar during the war?

If anyone knows please leave a comment or email me at

Queen’s Park Bees

I really wasn’t expecting much from this hive this year since it looked very weak throughout the summer but had a peek this Sunday and was very happy to see that the colony had grown into a brood and half and looked very strong and healthy. nike air max flyknit 2017 I added a QE and stuck a super on top in the hope that they get really busy in the next 2-4 weeks and make a few frames of Queen’s Park honey.

Queen’s Park Forum Environment Action Group

Wednesday night at the Beethoven Centre saw a packed hall of QP residents interested in how they could save money by being more environmentally aware. Fjallraven Kanken Backpacks (click this link to leaflet) Urban Bees were there to gauge the resident’s opinion regarding a community apiary in their area. Fjallraven Kanken Sale The response was positive. soldes air max pas cher Some people were happy to encourage the idea of a community apiary while stipulating they didn’t actually want to get inside a hive while others were keen to learn about the beekeeping process.
We hope that with the involvement of the QP residents and the help from the Paddington Development Trust we can have a community apiary in the Queen’s Park area. Fjallraven Kanken UK This would be great for the bees,

Courses news

We ran our sixth course of the year on Sunday. nike femme pas cher Of the 20 who booked a place, some 15 turned up, which means that more than 80 aspiring apiarists have been on an Urban Bees taster course in 2009. nike air max 1 We’re not quite sure how many have gone on to keep bees. We know of two for sure, who have kept in touch, sent photos and one of whom has appeared in the press as an example of that new phenomenon; the rise of the young urban beekeeper. Fjallraven Kanken Classic We know that the shortage of bees this summer made it difficult for many would-be beekeepers to get going, others who came on the course were waiting until they’d moved house, or even country, before they took up the hobby. Mochilas Kanken Others wanted to pair up with an experienced beekeeper before taking the plunge or to attend a longer, pratical course, but with some beekeepers’ associations reporting waiting lists of up to two or three years, this isn’t going to happen soon.

We’ve had great feedback from participants who’ve attended courses throughout the year and have emailed to thank us for such an informative day, to tell us that their beekeeping book now makes a lot more sense, and that they’d recommend Urban Bees to anyone considering becoming a beekeeper.

At Urban Bees we are looking a ways we can help all those people who have come on our taster course to channel that enthusiam and exictement into actual beekeeping. nike roshe run 2017 Over the next month or so we will be looking at how we can put would-be apiarists who have come on our courses and live near to each other in touch and provide you with what you need to make it as easy as possible to get started in spring 2010. Kanken Mini UK Already two partcipants on Sunday’s course have asked us to supply them with a hive and bees. We will be exploring how we can develop this service.

Our next course is on 10 January.

Battersea bees flying on a winter’s day.

We know that the bees take flight on sunny, Fjallraven Kanken Kids cold days. It is said they do this to relieve themselves, tn requin pas cher homme to gather pollen and for the younger bees a chance to orientate themselves but I suspect that they just also take the chance to get out and about, nike internationalist stretch their wings and have a jolly. nike roshe run 2017 As can been seen from the video I shot yesterday video link we see that they were very active. cheap fjallraven kanken Backpack It was around 2pm and 13 degrees C so I was a bit surprised to see quite as much activity as I did. nike air max tavas I was so impressed I quickly grabbed the camera and shot a few minutes of video.