Watching Ian go through his bees on Sunday afternoon. There she is!
A very bitty swarm arrived yesterday. The main bunch was on some flowering brocoli, a clump on each of three wooden beds, the corner of the shed (on the right out of shot), and puddles of them on the floor. I couldn’t put the sheet down because there were so many on the floor. They… Continue reading Swarm in bits
http://www.alananna.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hive_inspection_form.pdf This one by miles! Although 11 frames not 12 for me!
What things could be done on introductory hive sessions with new beekeepers? Talking about PPE is really important. People need to wear the right sort of kit to keep bees out of places bees shouldn’t go. For new beekeepers a full suit gives a sense of security. Gloves – can be washing up gloves –… Continue reading Introductory hive sessions for newbees