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A new Queen at the CHC Apiary

Over the last two weeks we’ve been monitoring ‘hive 1’ to establish if our small honey bee colony had a viable queen. We did a second hive inspection and after much searching through the colony we still couldn’t find her. We found no capped brood (useful female cells), only drone (useless male cells) which indicates the lack of a queen, as a worker bee has started laying male bees. So we concluded we did need a new queen.

26th Apr 2018

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Bees

April at the CHC Apiary

​Here at the CHC apiary we’ve been monitoring the hive over the winter and witnessing the occasional flying bee, and checking they had enough food stores. Now with the temperature in our sunny garden spot approaching 14 degrees centigrade we opened up the bee hive for the first time to have a look at how our small colony of honey bees had coped with the harsh winter months.

8th Apr 2018

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Light Night Website

Enchanted Water: Light Night 2018

CHC teamed up with partner organisations to light up the canal basin at this year's Light Night celebrations

27th Feb 2018

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