Warm dry, wet, dry, WET weather! It may not be for everyone but it certainly helps keep the nectar flow going for our bees. We’re watching the forecast and waiting for the honey-flow to start again.

This week we are moving our smaller colonies in polynucs (5 or 6 frames) to a larger brood box (11 frames) in their own hive. This gives the Queen and her colony room to expand. A lot of these smaller colonies are ones we have been given by pest controllers who have worked hard to collect swarms or perform cut-outs from buildings and relocate them to their local beekeeper.

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To celebrate a great summer of beekeeping we've a little competition. Guess the weight to WIN A JAR OF SUMMER 2019 HONEY!

Like our page, and enter in the comments section the total weight (jar plus ... See more

4 days ago
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#NationalHoneyBeeDay!! And to celebrate we're sharing this very rare find whilst out last week. A very beautiful and sheltered open nest. Following bee lines led our eagle-eyed Beekeeper to spot the ... See more

5 days ago

Met this wee beauty in my garden today she was a big girl. Taking shelter from the rain. 🥰

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Bee Craft Magazine

Today's lunchtime reading

National Geographic's report on new research on the growth of pesticides in the USA agricultural landscape and its effect on insects. A 48-times increase in toxicity in 25 years --mostly a result ... See more