A frogs Life

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My pond is doing well a year on , plenty of tadpoles and resident frogs.

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Spring Honey

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That time of year to spin the spring honey off which is not the easiest job with a broken hand and using a manual spinner. I took just over 35lb of honey leaving the bees plenty although the June gap is now over.

The June gap is a time bees find little to forage on and can starve , this is the time when the spring plants have finished but the summer plants haven’t got going yet.

Photo break

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Well an chance to spend time in my garden taking photo’s due to breaking some bones in my hand , sadly including the same finger I cut badly last year. I saw but missed a great photo of a rare visitor to my garden the Ashy mining bee , but also saw ruby tailed wasps , white masked bees bumbles of all types etc

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All of a buzz

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Its been another good year so far for my Apiary, Each hive has swarmed and those swarms captured , built up and re-homed. Each full hive which was left with a virgin queen has now got a laying queen inside so the mating went well. One hive has Greater wax moth in but the bees have kept them under control , which is what a strong colony does.¬†All the old frames have now been replaced with new (which the wax moth don’t like).

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