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For six weeks we nobly developed vocabulary and terminology. One particular language challenge was the Dutch word for wax gland or ‘was klieren‘. This significant organ initially came across as sounding a bit like wash clothes or ‘kleren wassen‘ in the Dutch I had. I suspect you can see the similarity even in the written version.
But we persevered and moved on to the practical lesson. We first opened a bee give together with bare hands and veiled faces in March 2012. The hands kept us cautious in theory.
Since then we’ve made plenty if progress. This, our first hive, was populated as the result of a swarm that was given to us by a colleague from the bee keeping club.
It’s been in place since late spring last year. And we hope that this is the first season when it develops and matures .
This film has close up bees fling into hive number 1, shots of spraying the hive with water and work with another hive and a senior bee keeper.
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