Animals

Group of beekeepers swarming a new hive.
Buzzzzzzzzing

My local Beekeepers Association met here recently to help me with my new hives. I treated my two hives for the varroa disease and thankfully, they both came through the winter.  In March, I was pleased to see that both hives were active with bees taking in pollen.  I naively thought I had two, healthy colonies. When it came…

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Two beehives on grass.
My bees!

Having acquired my bees in November, I’ve done very little with them until now. The bees hadn’t been managed properly and of the three hives on offer, only two were okay.  The third had been wiped out with the wax moth, unbelievable sight. So my two bee hives have been sat in a corner of the garden; me patiently waiting to…

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Animal Rescue!
Animal Rescue!

Having said good bye to the guests on Saturday morning we immediately had a two-legged visitor at the front door, making the loudest noise!  I knew straightaway it was a wild duck calling her young and thought no more about it.  However, the noise continued endlessly so I decided to investigate.  There were no ducklings…

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