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Feeding Your Bees - 20 October 2010
            
 At certain times of the year you may have to feed your bees, either when they have run out of honey and there is no nectar to collect, or to supplement their stores in autumn after you have robbed their honey.......

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Where to Keep your Hives - 19 October 2010
            
 This can be almost anywhere, ideally you want them on a south facing slope, and protected from the wind. I keep mine close to a hedge, this helps keep the worst of the elements away from the hive.

Things to keep in mind when siting a bee hive:......

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Basics of Bee Keeping 17 June 2010
            
 Bees really are a gardeners friend. Not only do they make free food in honey, but without their help in pollination there would not be much left growing in your garden. It is quite possible to keep a hive of bees with absolutely no garden at all. They are just as adept at collecting pollen and nectar in urban......

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Making Mead 16 June 2010
            
  Mead is believed to be the oldest known alcholic drink known to mankind , it is made by the simple fermentation of honey and spices. I have put the basic recipe below, but you can add all sorts of your own flavours and each type of honey will add its own charaacter to the flavour......

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How to Make Bees Wax Polish - 5 June 2010
            
  Beeswax has been used for many purposes, as a base for cosmetics particularly lipsticks and face creams, candles, as a waterproofing agent, and as a base for polish. An unusual use for a beeswax-based polish occurred during World War II......

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How To Hive A Swarm Of Bees - 5 June 2010
            
  The first thing you need to do is find a swarm. Which if you already keep bees, will probably appear from the month of May on a tree near you hives. A hive of bees can be considered as a single entity, the drones of a swarm live only to try and breed with a young queen from a neighbouring hive......

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