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Honey: Getting it home

I will start by saying I throughly detest Porter bee escapes. I have two good reasons for this. The first is the escape it’s self is prone to failure. It might be a fat drone getting stuck or it might be the springs are not set properly and the escape fails. Yes if it’s in …

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Disaster: I broke a super.

I slipped whilst barrowing some supers and one landed badly and the 30 odd pounds of honey broke off a side. Scrap super? Nope. Simple glue and screw repair. 

Season over view mid July

It’s been a good season here for me. In all honesty it’s probably been the best season I have ever had.    Started some 18 nucs and all the queens were mated with in 10 days!. Bred up some more queens as spares and they mated successfully too. I ran some drone comb to help …

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