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by redwood
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Excess stores
Replies: 0
Views: 13145

Excess stores

This spring many beekeepers are reporting a large amount of excess stores left from last winters feeding. This can have a big effect on the colony in many ways. the Queen running out of laying room is one of the biggest problems which will lead to early swarming. Another problem is if you use Thymol...
by redwood
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How Are Your Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 49989

Re: How Are Your Bees

Bees have certainly been busy over the last two weeks, some colonies are now on 9 frames of brood (14x12) and are now double brooded, others are on seven and all have had a super except one that is struggling a bit, probably as the queen is now age four.and looks like she will be re-queened unless t...
by redwood
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Events
Topic: WBKA convention
Replies: 0
Views: 972

WBKA convention

Just a reminder that the convention is tomorrow and well worth a visit
http://www.wbka.com/news-events/convention-2017/
by redwood
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Associations of Wales
Topic: BEEKEEPING TRAINING COURSE
Replies: 1
Views: 13510

Re: BEEKEEPING TRAINING COURSE

We Still have a few places left if anyone is interested
by redwood
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How Are Your Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 49989

Re: How Are Your Bees

!2c and sunny here today which gave me the opportunity to heft and feed a couple of nucs, ended up feeding all hives with fondant as I had it all made up although none of them really needed it. no dead outs and all were doing orientation flights.
by redwood
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Free sugar
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Re: Free sugar

Perhaps local associations should look to supermarkets for broken bags of sugar and do a deal in return for a couple of jars of honey for the staff canteen
by redwood
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Free sugar
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Free sugar

looks like Cornwall and Devon beekeepers will be getting free sugar for their bees
https://www.farminguk.com/Newscatego...and-Beekeeping
by redwood
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: syrian beekeeper
Replies: 0
Views: 693

syrian beekeeper

It's nice to see that although the world is divided with war and religion beekeepers can unit as one
https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/m ... copenhagen
by redwood
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How Are Your Bees
Replies: 8
Views: 49989

Re: How Are Your Bees

I had to move a hive in the association apiary today, me thinking that because the weather has been so cold I would be able to move them in one go and plug the entrance with some magic twigs but unfortunately the bees where out flying like a summers day so I could only move them three feet, I will m...
by redwood
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Chemistry
Replies: 0
Views: 13550

Chemistry

The curse of all beekeepers comes from the big chemical companies that develop and supply crop sprays such as herbicides and pesticides that can have a deadly affect on our bee and pollinators life. Numerous bumble bee species have now become extinct and more worrying times ahead but this has not go...

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