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Getting Kitted out for Bee Keeping

I love bee keeping, it is the only time in my life I have been a size 6!

Being new to bee keeping I have gone for the full zipped hood bee suit. Some may think it is overkill, but I really dont like stings. This suit is like a white cotton boiler suit with an attached zipped hood. It has elastic at the ankles and wrists to keep any wondering bees out. I bought it through Arataki Honey, which is just down the road from me. Bee keeping is obviously experiencing a surge in…


Added by Janet Luke on March 3, 2010 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

We Have Baby Chucks!!

Our peking duck eggs have hatched. Our clever and very patient hen has been sitting on 6 duck eggs for the last 28days and is now the proud mother of some very cute babies. they look like little bundles of yellow fluff. They are already running about trying to catch flies and paddling in puddles, much to their mothers distress. She may be a first time mum but she knows chicks don't normally like water!

Added by Janet Luke on December 6, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Trying to beat those birds at their own game!

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Trying to beat those birds at their own game!!

I have been having a lot of trouble with hungry birds scratching up and eating seedlings and seeds. I have lost countless pea seeds to them. I don't know whether this is because there is not enough natural food to sustain them or perhaps it is the time of the year when they are feeding… Continue

Added by Janet Luke on December 6, 2009 at 10:52am — No Comments

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