An update on how the second attempt at queening the new splits is going.
Looking for a better option than the Apithor beetle trap that uses Fripronil
Called to collect a swarm from Growing Home. Good fun.
First time round the introduction of new queens into the splits failed, hopefully I will have better luck this time round.
The trials and tribulations of queening splits.
Checked my splits to find one of the new queens had been ejected from the hive.
So it begins I have started the split process that will leave me with 20 hives by the end of the season.
First hive inspection for spring 2017. Time to add a brood box and some foundation frames.
It's been a busy winter.
It has been a while since I have made an entry in the blog but I thought I would capture a conversation I had with my beekeeping mentor about hive management. The conversation started with me asking the question how many boxes should I run under my honey super. As it turns out it is … Continue reading General hive management for making honey