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by redwood
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Microscopy
Topic: Pollen
Replies: 1
Views: 24699

Pollen

A good link here for anyone interested in pollen analyses
http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/pollen/
by redwood
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Spring feeding
Replies: 0
Views: 44378

Spring feeding

There will be a few beekeepers this easter wondering whether to give their bees a spring feed. First we must understand why we do this and the simple answer is to encourage spring brood rearing but as we know for bees to produce brood they also need pollen and this can be a problem if there if the b...
by redwood
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Beekeeping Events
Topic: TALK ON POLLEN
Replies: 0
Views: 3305

TALK ON POLLEN

Just to remind West Glam Beekeepers that tomorrow night is a talk on pollen by Dinah Sweet and not the usual beginners class so all members are welcome and should be an interesting night.
by redwood
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Kieler
Replies: 2
Views: 47945

Kieler

I bought a Kieler mating nuc, I know the basics on operation and use but is there any tricks or tips I should know about
by redwood
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Microscopy
Topic: Nosema testing
Replies: 0
Views: 3005

Nosema testing

If anyone wishes to have their bees tested for nosema send me a sample of 20 bees.
by redwood
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: New Beekeepers
Topic: Nucs
Replies: 0
Views: 5213

Nucs

When buying your first nuc of bees make sure you buy them from a reputable beekeeper with a good strain of honey bees. locally adapted bees are always best but there are a few strains such as Buckfast that are just as good. Nucs should be strong with four frames of brood and at least one of stores, ...
by redwood
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Spring
Replies: 1
Views: 46169

Spring

Great to see the girls all flying today with some crocus pollen entering the hive, lots of bees doing orientation flights so queen has been laying well over the last few weeks. Checked fondant levels and they have plenty at the moment but this is the time of year that can be critical for stores leve...
by redwood
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: New Beekeepers
Topic: Emerging queen bee
Replies: 0
Views: 5660

Emerging queen bee

I never fail to see the beauty in this.
by redwood
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: New Beekeepers
Topic: Advise
Replies: 0
Views: 5194

Advise

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