Honey bee with pollen

How I became a beekeeper?

On a beautiful spring day I want with my Nephew to collect his new bees. We went to a large farm full of orange trees and various fruits. I felt nervous and run as a bee was following me and give me a sting!.

After the bees settled in their new home I enjoyed looking after them.

 

We harvested quit allot of honey after about three months. On a hot summers day I found ten of thousands of bees are leaving the hive empty! at first I do not know why?

 

Years later when I have an allotment I started keeping bees after the encouragement and support from Newcastle City council and the Allotment Committee. We set up a bee group . I also became a member of Newcastle beekeeping association.

 

Alison Benjamin, the environment editor of The Guardian news paper visited Moorside allotment and later she mentioned about us in her new book ''Bees In The City''.

In May 2011 there was a swarm of bees from one of my hive when many of them left the hive taking the queen bee with them.

 

I managed to collect all of the bees from the tree in the next garden where they had gathered. I did this by placing the nucleus box beneath the tree. After two days they left the box permanently.

In the severe winter of 2010 I lost one of my colony sadly all bees died. The good news was that the bees from the other hive survived.

 

Bees are very important not only for producing honey but also for pollination. Bees are dying as a result of using pesticide which are bad for the environment and a harmful for our health.

Some people are do not like keeping bees. However, If you have the opportunity to keep them you will be in love with them forever.

 

If you need help starting beekeeping you are welcome to contact us by email to:

hameed@beesinmygarden.com

The photos below were taken on July 2012 when I caught the bees swarm.

 I had just visited one of my allotments on a sunny summer day. It was the

 second time I have witnessed the swarm. The first one was in may 2011.

 I put the nucleus box beneath the bush tree were bees were gathering then

 I shook the branch. All of the bees came down into the box. I then took

 them to an empty hive and started to feed them with sugar mixed with

 warm water. They are doing well.

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Boston Globe

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East End Foodies

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Fancy's Folly www.fancysfolly.com

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Foxgloves LLC www.foxglovesinc.com

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Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery www.gunterwilhelm.com

Harbor Sweets, Inc. www.harborsweets.com

HWD Felt www.hwd2.com

Indo-Chic www.indochicus.com

Ireland 2014 Show

Janet Egan Design www.janetegandesign.com

Jill Mulry's Fine Art Photography www.jkatchcreations.com

Joy Newton ™ www.joynewton.com

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Mathilde Duffy - Drawings of Flowers

MIJA Jewellery www.mijajewelry.com

Nature's Creations www.leafpin.com

New York Times www.nytimes.com

Peony's Envy www.peonysenvy.com

PK Collection www.pkcollection.com/

Pomegranate Seeds pomegranateseedshome.com

Ready Made www.readymade.com

Ripple Pottery www.ripplepottery.com

Smathers & Branson www.smathersandbranson.com

Stem (A division of Global Girl Gifts) www.globalgirlgifts.com

Sunrise Corner www.sunrisecorner.com

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The Flower Arranger Magazine www.nafas.org.uk/content/

Three Islands www.threeislandslifestyle.com

Treasures of the Vinewww.treasuresofthevine.com/store/

Ultimate Creations www.infinitealoe.com

Wonder Flowers www.wonderflowers.nl

National American CamSociety

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American Daffodil Society www.daffodilusa.org

American Fern Society www.amerfernsoc.org

American Horticultural Society www.ahs.org

American Rose Society www.ars.org

www.honeybeesuppliers.co.uK/

Bees In My Garden

Launceston Beekeepers

Bad Beekeeping

Urban Bees *Battersea Honey*

Wasp and Bees

Local and County Associations

Beekeeping Videos

Dancing Bees Video

Beekeeping Links

Beehaus for beekeeping

Country Activities-beehives

Beekeepers Links

Harvesting honey from bee-hive Video

The Danish Beekeeper's Association

Beekeeping- Italy

Honey Argentina

The British Beekeeping Association

Beekeeping Worldwide

Our World-Beekeeping

Carlisle Honey

International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations

China Beekeeper

Almaleka Honey

Beekeeping Worldwide

China Honey

The Russian Bees

www.chicagonow.com/

chicago-garden/2009/08/urban-bees-at-chicago-garden/

www.biobees.com/how_to_start_beekeeping.php

www.honeyshow.co.uk/

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www.beehoo.com

www.exmoorbeesandbeehives.co.uk/hives.htm

www.norges-birokterlag.no/hovedside.cfm

www.countryactivities.co.uk/beehives/national

www.beechwoodbees.co.uk/hives.html

www.advancescience.com/

www.northdevonbees.org

www.facebook.com/savehoneybee/photos_stream

BBKA Forum

Bee Craft

BeeBase

beeginners dot info

Beekeeping Courses North

Beekeeping Naturally

BeeMovies

BeeSource Beekeeping Forum

British Beekeepers Association

C. Arden ~ Beekeeping Books

Helen's Living Garden

Honey Bees At Home

HoneyBeekeeping.co.uk

Incompetent Beekeeper

UK Allotment Forum

 

local beekeeping associations

 

Brighton and Lewes BKA

Cambridgeshire Beekeepers

Chelmsford Beekeepers

Chesterfield BKA

Dean Forest Beekeepers

Derbyshire Beekeepers

Devon BKA

Dorset BKA

Dublin Beekeepers

East Grinstead BKA

East Of Scotland Beekeepers

Eastbourne Beekeepers

Epping Forest Beekeepers

Holsworthy BKA

Kingston BKA

Leeds BKA

Leicestershire and Rutland BKA

Mid Bucks BKA

Moray Bee Dinosaurs

Newton Abbot BKA

North Devon BKA

North Shropshire BKA

Oswestry BKA

Petersfield and District BKA

Reigate BKA

Scottish Beekeepers

Southampton BKA

Stratford-Upon-Avon BKA

Torbay Beekeepers

Vale & Downland Beekeepers

West Cornwall BKA

Wharfedale BKA

 

other links

 

First Pasture

Honey Bees At Home

LILI

madegood.org

spinvent

strawberry systems

UK Allotment Forum

 

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