Hi, I have kept bees since 1987 and for most of that time I have used Poly Hives. If you want to know why then by exploring the site I suspect you will find the answers to that one! I am now retired and have recently (late 2016) moved into the Scottish Borders from the East Mids though I was born and brought up in the Aberdeen area.
Evening Classes in the Scottish Borders
As part of the Winter evening class program the Scottish Borders Council is offering a Beekeeping Class starting January 2018 for 8 weeks. Scottish Borders Council will be offering another set of Evening Classes in Beekeeping commencing in January. For more information contact the college. Also, Borders Beekeeping Assoc is running a four Sundays Beginners …
Setting up a new colony
Up here in the Scottish borders it is in my view too late to be setting up a new colony especially if you are thinking of getting a queen started from scratch. Hard as it may be it is now better to wait until spring and eight buy a nucleus colony that some one else …
A heads up
Now the active season has truly begun there are a few items you should have to hand. On average you need three supers per colony, one to clear the other two into and to hold the bees while you extract the honey. Spare frames and wax for same, not to mention nails and a …