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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Lincolnshire, England
    Posts
    6

    Default Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Hello everybody,

    I'm a hobby beek from Lincolnshire in the UK. I have 3 hives which made it through the winter and have given me some honey and 5 swarms hived which are going to have a job to store enough to make it through the coming winter.
    We have been officially declared to be in a drought, and the water supply companies have imposed a ban on the use of hosepipes, but it has been the wettest drought in history. The girls have been working hard between torrential storms!

    I've been lurking for a while in the forums but signed up because I have a lot of questions that I want to ask

    Silverlode

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
    Posts
    4,136

    Default Re: Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Welcome from across the pond.
    Dan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Portage County, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    99

    Default Re: Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Hi Silverlode - you're the beekeeper from the county that makes the best sausages in the land!
    I passed through Lincolnshire about 6 weeks ago, it was a swampland! I wasn't a beekeeper yet at that point (and am a very new one now), but now I been wondering what bees & their minders do in that awful weather! At least it seemed that all the crops that I saw planted were thriving (where the puddles weren't anyway) so maybe the bees were too.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Lincolnshire, England
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    6

    Default Re: Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Hi Chris,
    Yes, last year was so dry that plants stopped producing nectar. The girls were busy but didn't make enough for me to take any honey. This year is more typical of a British summer and I took 11 kg from a single super yesterday. The strong hives are doing well but weak hives or swarms dont always have the stores to shrug off three days of not foraging because of rain.

    I also fatten 6 pigs a year and turn them into rather nice sausages

    Silverlode

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
    Posts
    6,913

    Default Re: Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Welcome S! I livve out in the country and I will use my hosepipe whenever I want. I can water from the pond on the property too.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Posts
    2,723

    Default Re: Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Welcome to the site!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Portage County, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    99

    Default Re: Hello from rainy Lincolnshire

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverlode View Post
    I also fatten 6 pigs a year and turn them into rather nice sausages
    Silverlode
    ^^ Lovely!

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