Category: How to’s

As we slide into Winter mode.

If there is an open mesh floor and insulation over the crown board the bees are in the best configuration for the coming cold months. I now leave them alone as the mouse guards are fitted and there is no need to bother the colonies. In early Jan I start feeding fondant, especially to my …

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Early spring Management

Hello to you and the idea behind this short series of articles is how to build up colonies to a good strength and how to take advantage of the same. Whether you are interested in the challenge of the moors, or have wondered if you can rear a queen I hope to stimulate your thoughts …

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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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