John Preston

  • John Preston posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    27/03/15 – hives installed after painting them using Cuprinol Shades. Hives strapped to the hive stands – cheap and cheerful ratchet straps from Screwfix – seem to do the business! Painted the top and bottom edges of the hive parts as well as the sides – in hind sight not a good idea – when strapped up they stick together nicely! Rats! Used good…[Read more]

  • John Preston posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Norman.

    No Bee Banter on Thursday – instead there is a Swarm Control evening at the Cross-in-Hand Pub, Cross in Hand , Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0SN – starting at 19.30

  • John Preston posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    17/02/15 – spent half a day working in the new apiary – stand areas leveled and hive stands installed – took a while to knock in the 18″ of angle iron on the stands but now it’s done the stands are rock solid ready to take on any deer! Nice to actually see something in the apiary!

    John P.

    • 27/03/15 – hives installed after painting them using Cuprinol Shades. Hives strapped to the hive stands – cheap and cheerful ratchet straps from Screwfix – seem to do the business! Painted the top and bottom edges of the hive parts as well as the sides – in hind sight not a good idea – when strapped up they stick together nicely! Rats! Used good…[Read more]

  • John Preston posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Norman.

    Not sure exactly what you are after – please elaborate.

    John P.

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  • 21/01/15

    Firstly I’m sorry about the length of this article – this first post is catching up about 4 months of activity.

    This is a blog (or whatever you want to call it) of my attempt to introduce bees at the school where I work.

    I will try and be truthful as to my successes and failures during the season!

    Having been bitten by the bee bug in…[Read more]

    • 17/02/15 – spent half a day working in the new apiary – stand areas leveled and hive stands installed – took a while to knock in the 18″ of angle iron on the stands but now it’s done the stands are rock solid ready to take on any deer! Nice to actually see something in the apiary!

      John P.

      • 27/03/15 – hives installed after painting them using Cuprinol Shades. Hives strapped to the hive stands – cheap and cheerful ratchet straps from Screwfix – seem to do the business! Painted the top and bottom edges of the hive parts as well as the sides – in hind sight not a good idea – when strapped up they stick together nicely! Rats! Used good…[Read more]

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