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The Apiarist - Blog

Weekly posts on the science and practice of beekeeping. Bees, honey, swarms, bad backs, stings and just about everything else as well.

  • By David Evans
  • Based in United Kingdom
  • Roughly one post per week
  • First post on

Posts per month

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Posts per month
Month starting Posts
Dec 2023 9
Jan 2024 8
Feb 2024 8
Mar 2024 7
Apr 2024 4
May 2024 6
Jun 2024 4

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

The year without a summer
The title is hyperbole, of course. Meteorological summer only started three weeks ago, so it's still got about 10 weeks to prove itself.But it hasn't started well 😢.After a warmer-than-average winter, colonies came through the …
On , by David (The Apiarist), 3,460 words
How to : Grafting
'Grafting' is the manual transfer of day-old (or preferably younger) worker honey bee larvae from natural comb to artificial queen cups, with the intention that the transferred larvae are subsequently reared as queens. Grafting is …
On , by David (The Apiarist), 199 words
Terminal decline
Terminal decline is what I experience at 2 am on a Friday morning as I put the finishing touches to the current week's post scheduled for that afternoon.At best, it manifests itself as a mild …
On , by David (The Apiarist), 2,908 words