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Talkback: Beekeeping

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 14:09
I love the idea too but I am also aware of how big responsibility is to look after them while they are hungry or sick. It is not a cheap hobby either. How big is a colony and how much food they need while active even in winter as I witnessed? Is there enough food for them while sharing it with other wildlife such as bumblebees and butterflies? I love watching the buzz and I try to plant plants so they flower in sequences all the year but I am aware that two-three flowering plants per month are not enough to sustain a beehive colony. Unless I could let some local beekeeper keep his/her hive for a jar or two of honey to get the experience of the pleasure and trouble before trying for real. BBA does not provide such information but it is a good start.

Talkback: Plants for bees

Posted: 17/02/2012 at 09:40
In mid January on a sunny day we had a lot of bees in our garden on our viburnum shrubs. The seasonal temperature fluctuation as we experience is a bad thing for them. There is no indication in the article how to help them in case they wake up in the middle of winter or early in the spring when little is in flower.

Talkback: Growing veg in shade

Posted: 13/02/2012 at 14:50
Probably plants which tends to bolt such as lettuce, pak choi, parsley (mushrooms). They seems to cope better in a shade. We had reasonable results with french beans, peas, nasturtiums, swiss chard. Carrots were a bit small. We also grow runner beans on sunnier part and sweet peas on the shady part to provide at least a bit of interest. Courgettes planted in previous years struggled in cold summers and suffered from mildrew in the shade. They also searched for light so I thought why not to try a climbing courgette "Tromboncino" as it might get more light and sunshine in the higher position. After reading the article above, I also will try to grow brocoli in the shade.
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Talkback: Beekeeping

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