This blog takes the reader through using Ambrosia fondant as a winter feed. The blog briefly looks at ventilation with matchsticks. Continue reading ‘Fondant and Matchsticks: Bee Hive Winter Preparations’
Tags: bee-keeping, beekeeping, bees, feeding bees, fondant
Tags: chicken coop, Chickens, keeping chickens, poultry, poultry housing
I have been kicking around the idea of keeping chickens. I am thinking of building some form of chicken housing. What I have been researching what are the critical housing requirements that chicken have. I don’t have all the answers yet and I am hoping through the power of blogging that visitors to this site my contribute with ideas and first-hand experiences.
UPDATE 23/9/2012 – have made some updates based on comments received and research made.
Tags: apiguard, bee-keeping, beehive, beekeeping, bees, Charlton Estate Trust, eke, hive, nature, Permaculture, Photography, Science, varroa, varroa control, varroa management, varroa mite, Wantage
After two weeks since the first tin of apiguard was placed in the hive, it is time to put in the second tin. Continue reading ‘Varroa Mite Control Part 3: Second Tin of Apiguard’
Tags: beekeeping, Charlton Estate, Charlton Estate Trust, Country Life, dead bees, Education, feeding bees, rapid feeder, syrup, Wantage
Tags: Charlton Estate, Charlton Estate Trust, Country Life, Education, Foliat Drive Wantage, Foliate Drive, Food, hoops, Natural Science, no-dig method, Permaculture, poly-tunnel, polytunnel, Raised Bed Gardening, Raised Beds, Science, tunnel, veggie tunnel, Wantage
This blog follows-on from my earlier one about Raised Bed Construction. I show the reader how I constructed a hoop-tunnel for the raised beds. It is my intention to plant winter vegetables in these beds. I shall cover the hoops with a horticultural fleece when the weather becomes colder, hopefully this will promote plant growth over the winter.
Tags: autumn feeding, bee syrup, beekeeping, bees wax, Charlton Estate, Charlton Estate Trust, Country Life, Education, fall feeding, Foliat Drive Wantage, Foliate Drive, hive, Natural Science, Permaculture, Photography, Science, swarm of bees, syrup, Wantage
Here’s how I make syrup for feeding bees. Continue reading ‘How to Make Bee Syrup’
Tags: beekeeping, bees wax, Charlton Estate, Chickens, Country Life, Education, Foliat Drive Wantage, Foliate Drive, Food, honey, Natural Science, Permaculture, producer outlets, Science, selling honey, Uffington, Uffington White Horse Show, Wantage, White Horse Hill
The Beekeeper deserves to earn some pennies for his/her travails. This blog focuses on one particular outlet for the producer, namely the Uffington White Horse Show which occurs annually. This year the event took place Sunday/Monday 26/27 August 2012 and was well attended despite the weather. I helped to man the Vale and Downland Beekeepers Association’s Stall.
Continue reading ‘Outlets for Producers: Uffington White Horse Show’