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#21 Wed 15 Jun 11 2:00pm

gillyfordatkins

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Re: Bee Hives

Hiya peeps,

I am so excited!!!   I have had an e-mail re someone putting a hive in my garden.

They are going to publish my details in the next news letter and hopefully someone will fancy my garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wink  yummy 

will keep you informed  big_smile

Gilly

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#22 Wed 15 Jun 11 2:41pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: Bee Hives

Great!  Let us know.

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#23 Wed 15 Jun 11 3:48pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: Bee Hives

thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup  clap  clap  crossed che bello good luck to you, your garden and the coming bees  big_smile

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#24 Thu 16 Jun 11 1:38am

JoyYamDaisy

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Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Bee Hives

crossed  fingers crossed it works out Gilly!

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#25 Thu 16 Jun 11 11:08am

ipibnradio

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From United States
Member since Wed 15 Jun 11

Re: Bee Hives

Thank you GrandMa
I look forward to knowing more on my hearings.
I will look to see if marasca is sold here in anyway....
I would like to try it.  it truly sounds sinful!
Is there a certain product name or something?
Enjoy life... and your bee venture!
Jolan

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#26 Thu 16 Jun 11 11:49am

Grandmadamada

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ipibnradio
http://www.google.it/search?q=Prunus+ma … =firefox-a

this is the tree also called S. Lucia cherry tree

I'm not sure my beekeeper sends honey to the States, and if it's allowed roll
and this
www.lesarbres.fr/en/mahaleb.html

useful for pipe smokers shocked

Last edited by Grand_Ma (Thu 16 Jun 11 11:51am)

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#27 Tue 21 Jun 11 1:27pm

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Bee Hives

Had to share this! Great stuff! Do watch the video!
http://www.capitalgrowth.org/bees/
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#28 Sat 09 Jul 11 3:21am

JoyYamDaisy

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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sun 12 Apr 09

Re: Bee Hives

A friend sent me this, her daughter is involved.

Middlesbrough Council  News from Middlesbrough
Boro bitten by beekeeping bug

Apiaries are springing up across Middlesbrough as local communities are bitten by the beekeeping bug.

A taste of pure home-grown honey is on the cards as Middlesbrough Environment City’s ‘Bee Friend’ initiative goes from strength to strength.

Five new honey bee colonies have been housed in apiaries at Whitehouse, Saltersgill and Town Farm Community Allotments and at Stewart Park.

Guardians for each have been appointed from the first cohort of new beekeeping trainees to finish the ‘Course in a Case’ beekeeping certificate, which was delivered by the Cleveland Beekeepers’ Association, who are also supporting the project with ongoing training and mentoring assistance.

Many other trainees have taken up beekeeping as a result of Bee Friend, including Hemlington Hall Primary School teacher Martyn Walker whose new hive has produced Middlesbrough’s first ever school honey!

Catherine Boyle, Grown in Middlesbrough Project Co-ordinator at MEC and manager of the Bee Friend initiative, said she was thrilled with the success of the project which has been undertaken in partnership and with the support of Middlesbrough Council.

“We’ve trained 33 people already, with a waiting list for later this year and beyond, and the community apiaries are giving us a real opportunity to dispel the myths about bees and to promote the wonderful work they do in fertilising our food crops,” she said.

“We need the bees in our community vegetable gardens to give us the best yields and the more food we can grow ourselves, the less we have to rely on expensive foreign imports that inevitably have a huge impact on the environment globally.”

The impact of the new bees is being felt particularly strongly at Middlesbrough’s allotment sites. Middlesbrough Council’s Area Care Manager Simon Blenkinsop is pleased with the surge in interest in beekeeping at the sites.

“Our allotments are becoming a haven for wildlife,” he said.

“More and more allotment keepers are realising that by keeping bees and employing bee-friendly gardening techniques, they can reduce their use of chemicals producing better, healthier crops.

“It’s great to see the popularity of beekeeping increasing amongst Middlesbrough’s allotment holders; it is the least we can do especially as honey bee numbers are reported to be on the decline nationally.”

Martyn Walker, of Hemlington Hall Primary School, believes that beekeeping has been a real boost to school pupils.

He said: “In 20 years of teaching, the opportunity to keep bees on our site and introduce our children to this fascinating world has been one of the most satisfying things I have ever done.

“Middlesbrough often receives negative comments from outside the area, but our approach to nature - such as conserving bees - shows that the people of Middlesbrough care about their environment and the nature within.

“We lead the way in this, and the beekeeping initiative is a fine example of people striving to reconnect with the natural world.”

Things are buzzing at Stewart Park too. Education and Events Officer Francine Marshall and colleague Nicky Morgan completed training earlier this year, and their community bees are busy collecting pollen and nectar from the park.

Francine said: “This has been an amazing opportunity and we are so excited about our bees! We have had an excellent introduction to beekeeping and with the support of our bee mentor we hope to have some Stewart Park honey very soon!”

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#29 Thu 05 Jan 12 12:09pm

minerva

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From Living in the Wild Woods
Member since Wed 16 Jan 08

Re: Bee Hives

Well, from a 4-day old queen & 200 bees back in May'11..............I have a hive that is healthy & ready to spring into action as soon as the warmer weather comes.

Because I suffer anaphalaxis if stung, I can't care for the bees myself (huge disappointment), so my "bee-man" comes to do it for me & report back.

At the moment, the winter colony of "girls" are cuddled up around the queen to keep her warm & safe, & the eggs are ready to go when the Spring arrives to hatch into "boys"...............fit, well & ready to work, to bring the hive into production.

Because it was such a small colony it had to build to full strength before any honey could be produced...........so no honey last year.
This year will bee (!) a different story.................lots of bees from Day1 means a crop of HONEY!!!!

The Bee-man & I have agreed to share the honey, & as a bonus I get a fruit & veg garden that has a higher yield for free.

Hurry up Springtime!!!!

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#30 Thu 05 Jan 12 12:27pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: Bee Hives

clap  clap  clap you are the imperatrice then Minni

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